Annette Tapert has written several books on society, fashion and beauty, including The Power of Style and The Power of Glamour. She has co-authored the autobiographies of Slim Keith, Swifty Lazar, and Siegfried and Roy, among others. She divides her time between New York and Palm Beach.

The reversal of fortunes Madoff caused in Palm Beach society will be felt for years to come in local real estate, philanthropy—and especially the Chanel boutique.