When you’re born with a household name, raised in sprawling mansions, and exposed to the world’s most consummate artists, minds, and social circles, you’re not only poised to become somebody—you’re forced to become one. And while many inherently become fixtures on the late-night scene, for Andrew Warren and his clique, being a socialite is a bit outdated. They have business savvy and massive social accounts, and they’re using them to become a new type of celebrity—one that’s not so much “famous for being famous,” but one that’s transforming their family legacy to fit their interests.
Since Rich Kids of Instagram started re-posting photos of them a few years back, Warren and his crew have acquired their fair share of fans, who are quick to point out their Gossip Girl-like qualities, and negative criticism, which has only brought attention to their projects and made them all the more noteworthy. Warren, the grandson of fashion mogul David Warren, started his own ready-to-wear line, Just Drew, back in 2013. Gaia Matisse, the great-great-granddaughter of Henri Matisse and the daughter of artist Alain Jacquet, is an aspiring actress and model. Reya Benitez, the daughter of Studio 54 DJ and producer John “Jellybean” Benitez, works for a concierge company and recently began a career as a DJ. Tiffany Trump, whose father is that Trump, is finishing up a degree at UPenn. Tessa Gourin, who is perhaps the epitome of an “It-girl,” is a poet and actress.
We caught up with Warren to talk about their friendships, Hamptons mornings, and what it’s like for the Internet to monitor your every move.