Olivia Palermo grew up on the Upper East Side where she briefly attended the elite Nightingale-Bamford School. After high school, Olivia spent a year studying in Paris, and briefly studied media at The New School before focusing her energies on the New York social scene.

She first garnered attention when Patrick McMullan spotted her at an auction and took her picture. Olivia began attending more and more events, and made waves when she sat front row at Fashion Week in February. At 20 years old, Olivia soon found herself in the center of the social scandal of 2007.

The now-defunct website Social Rank posted an email purportedly written by Palermo and sent to 70 prominent socialites, asking them for acceptance into their social group. Olivia denied writing the letter, claiming a case of Identity Theft. \"I may be a young girl\", she said at the time, \"but behind every young girl is a powerful father.\"

During the same time period, Oliva gained attention for a much-hyped feud with Tinsley Mortimer. As it goes, Tinsley Mortimer may-or-may not have purposefully knocked into Olivia at the 2007 Dressed to Kilt party (Tinsley denies this). Olivia certainly had her detractors, but by May 2007, when NY Mag ran a lengthy article on the whole debacle, she was a star.

In 2008, Olivia signed on to be a castmember of MTV\'s The City, working at Elle alongside Whitney Port and Joe Zee. She signed on to Wilhemina Models in 2009, and in March of 2010 debuted her jewelry line.

Oliva used to date Brad Leinhardt, who founded Izzy Gold. She is now dating Johannes Huebl, a male model. Johannes Huebl often accompanies Olivia to events around town, but Olivia refuses to have him appear alongside her on The City, opting to keep her private life private.

Olivia Palermo, Johannes Huebl
Olivia Palermo
Olivia Palermo, Nicky Hilton Rothschild
olivia palermo in How To Live Your Most Pinterest-Worthy Life
olivia palermo in Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2016
olivia palermo in Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2016
Olivia Palermo, Johannes Huebl
olivia palermo in Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2016
olivia palermo in Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2016
olivia palermo in Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2016
olivia palermo in Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2016
Olivia Palermo

The Opening of Seaport Studios | Wednesday June 17, 2015

olivia palermo in The Opening of Seaport Studios
olivia palermo in The Opening of Seaport Studios
olivia palermo in The Opening of Seaport Studios

Paris Fashion Week Pt 2 | Friday March 6, 2015

olivia palermo in Paris Fashion Week Pt 2

NYFW Street Style Day 7 | Wednesday February 18, 2015

olivia palermo in NYFW Street Style Day 7

NYFW Street Style Day 5 | Monday February 16, 2015

olivia palermo in NYFW Street Style Day 5
olivia palermo in The Ammon Carver Salon & Studio Opening
olivia palermo in 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Pink Carpet Arrivals
olivia palermo in 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Pink Carpet Arrivals
olivia palermo in 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Pink Carpet Arrivals
olivia palermo in 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Pink Carpet Arrivals

Alice and Olivia Presentation | Tuesday September 10, 2013

olivia palermo in Alice and Olivia Presentation

Reds 2 Movie Premiere | Wednesday July 17, 2013

olivia palermo in Reds 2 Movie Premiere
olivia palermo in Reds 2 Movie Premiere
olivia palermo in Reds 2 Movie Premiere
olivia palermo in Reds 2 Movie Premiere
olivia palermo in Reds 2 Movie Premiere
olivia palermo in Reds 2 Movie Premiere
olivia palermo in Reds 2 Movie Premiere
olivia palermo in New Yorkers for Children Tenth Annual Spring Dinner Dance
olivia palermo in New Yorkers for Children Tenth Annual Spring Dinner Dance
olivia palermo in New Yorkers for Children Tenth Annual Spring Dinner Dance
olivia palermo in New York City Ballet Fall Gala Celebrates Valentino
olivia palermo in New York City Ballet Fall Gala Celebrates Valentino

Brazil Foundation Gala | Thursday September 20, 2012

olivia palermo in Brazil Foundation Gala
olivia palermo in Autism Speaks to Young Professionals Event

What's New, What's Next at 200 Lex | Thursday September 23, 2010

olivia palermo in What's New, What's Next at 200 Lex

Grand Opening of Lavo NYC | Tuesday September 14, 2010

olivia palermo in Grand Opening of Lavo NYC
olivia palermo in Grand Opening of Lavo NYC
olivia palermo in Grand Opening of Lavo NYC
olivia palermo in Grand Opening of Lavo NYC
olivia palermo in Grand Opening of Lavo NYC

Ferrari Store Opening | Wednesday June 23, 2010

olivia palermo in Ferrari Store Opening
olivia palermo in Ferrari Store Opening

SAVOR: a Culinary Experience | Tuesday March 9, 2010

olivia palermo in SAVOR: a Culinary Experience
olivia palermo in GOTO's 2010 Jazz & Gin Winter Gala and Casino Night
olivia palermo in Minnie Mortimer Fall 2010 Fashion Presentation
olivia palermo in Minnie Mortimer Fall 2010 Fashion Presentation
olivia palermo in Minnie Mortimer Fall 2010 Fashion Presentation
olivia palermo in Carlos Campos Spring 2010 Women's Collection
olivia palermo in D.Porthault - Fashion's Night Out 2009 - NYC

Givology NY Launch Party | Saturday August 15, 2009

olivia palermo in Givology NY Launch Party

America's Next Top Fencing | Monday July 13, 2009

olivia palermo in America's Next Top Fencing
olivia palermo in Michael Fredo's Quintet at the Plaza Hotel

Gen Art | Thursday June 25, 2009

olivia palermo in Gen Art

Love Heals | Monday June 22, 2009

olivia palermo in Love Heals

Sounding Off For A Cure | Thursday June 4, 2009

olivia palermo in Sounding Off For A Cure

You Tube Event | Tuesday June 2, 2009

olivia palermo in You Tube Event
olivia palermo in DEPESHA Magazine Designer Fashion Show with Amanda Lepore
olivia palermo in Pink Agenda Annual Spring Gala

Dana Maxx Fashion Show | Friday May 8, 2009

olivia palermo in Dana Maxx Fashion Show

Charity Water Ball | Monday December 15, 2008

olivia palermo in Charity Water Ball

Genre Magazine Holiday Party | Wednesday December 10, 2008

olivia palermo in Genre Magazine Holiday Party

ART ROCKS BENEFIT - Bowery Hotel | Thursday November 20, 2008

olivia palermo in ART ROCKS BENEFIT - Bowery Hotel
olivia palermo in ART ROCKS BENEFIT - Bowery Hotel
olivia palermo in ART ROCKS BENEFIT - Bowery Hotel
olivia palermo in ART ROCKS BENEFIT - Bowery Hotel
olivia palermo in ART ROCKS BENEFIT - Bowery Hotel
olivia palermo in Lia Sophia Fashion Show at the Plaza

Paper Mag NYC Nightlife Awards | Sunday November 16, 2008

olivia palermo in Paper Mag NYC Nightlife Awards
olivia palermo in H&M Introduces The Commes Des Garcon Collection
olivia palermo in H&M Introduces The Commes Des Garcon Collection
olivia palermo in H&M Introduces The Commes Des Garcon Collection
olivia palermo in H&M Introduces The Commes Des Garcon Collection

The Whitney Gala | Monday October 20, 2008

olivia palermo in The Whitney Gala
olivia palermo in The Whitney Gala