Anna Delvey enjoyed a lifestyle of which others might dream. The young, wealthy heiress wore designer clothes and stayed in luxury hotels. She traveled around the world to attend high-end art shows and prestigious social events. But it was all about to come crashing down.
Although she was only in her early 20s, Delvey was well established in New York’s glittering social scene. She hosted dinners for friends and acquaintances at posh restaurants and attended hip music festivals such as Coachella, as well as the best parties in town. No one was sure where Anna’s money had come from, but she seemed to have plenty of it.
According to an article published on New York magazine’s associated website The Cut, some people believed Delvey’s wealth had come from her father being an oil industry bigwig, while others thought her family had made their money in antiques. When people asked where the young socialite was from, she told them she’d lived in Cologne. But Anna admitted she couldn’t speak German very well.