New Charles James Book Celebrated At The Halston House

A new definitive Charles James biography by Michèle Gerber Klein was celebrated on May 10th at The Halston House. Fashionistas and socialites alike gathered to purchase the first signed copies of Charles James: Portrait of Unreasonable Man: Fame, Fashion, Art. Roy Halston Frowick’s (Halston) former townhouse was designed by the great mid-century architect Paul Rudolf. The relationship between Charles…

PHOTOS: The Budapest Festival Orchestra 2018 Gala

The Budapest Festival Orchestra, under the baton of Iván Fischer, played to a sold-out audience that included Edie Falco and Twyla Tharp at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on Sunday. The program opened with Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 played on period instruments—Maestro Fischer wife, Gabriella Pivon, among the performers. The evening’s soloist, pianist Dénes Várjon, received standing…

Photos: Publicolor’s 2017 Stir, Splatter, & Roll

Publicolor celebrated their Stir, Splatter + Roll Gala May 22 at the Metropolitan Pavilion raising nearly 1.3 million dollars. Ruth Lande Shuman started Publicolor in 1996 with a mission to improve the lives of neglected NYC public school students, teachers, and communities. Shocked by low-income students’ failing test scores, high drop-out rates, and dreary often prison-like facilities,…

Photos: Casita Maria Benefit At ETRO’s Madison Ave Flagship Store

Italian fashion house, ETRO, and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia teamed up to benefit Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education at ETRO’s Madison Avenue flagship store. The collaborative event was hosted by Jacopo Etro, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, and Casita Maria’s chairman, Jacqueline Weld Drake. ETRO presented its Pre Fall 2017 men s and women s collections styled…

Photos: Museum of Arts & Design’s LOOT: Mad About Jewelry Opening Benefit

On Monday, April 3rd, world-renowned English fashion designer (and LOOT 2017’s Honorary Chair) Dame Zandra Rhodes was joined by friends John Waters, Daphne Guinness, Anna Sui, Iris Apfel, and Patricia Cleveland at the Museum of Arts and Design’s annual exhibition LOOT: MAD About Jewelry and Opening Benefit sponsored by Paolo Costagli.  Each year, the LOOT Award is presented to luminaries in the field of…

Museum Of Arts And Design Hosts Joan Juliet Buck’s Book Signing Party

Barbara Tober (chairman emeritus) and Michele Cohen (chairman) at the Museum of Arts and Design hosted a glamorous evening in honor of Joan Juliet Buck celebrating her new memoir The Price of Illusion.  This was the very first of many parties to come for this author.  Barbara, the former longtime editor of Brides magazine, and…

UN Women For Peace Association Announce NYC March and Luncheon To End Violence

Mika Brzezinski, Deborra-Lee Furness, Ronald Lauder along with the UN Women for Peace Association (UNWFPA) Luncheon Chair Sana H. Sabbagh and 200 guests attended a private reception at the Neue Galerie in support of the non-profit’s upcoming annual Awards Luncheon and 5th Annual March. Honorees Deborra-Lee Furness, Loreen Arbus, and Dayle Haddon all received a standing ovation from the…

Museum of Arts and Design LOOT 2016 Jewelry Benefit

The Museum of Arts and Design LOOT 2016 Opening Benefit Shopping Cocktails and Benefit Dinner Joan Hornig & Kay Unger Honored Angela Cummings was Honorary Chair Monday, April 11, 2016 New York City The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) hosted 300 guests at the LOOT 2016 Opening Benefit on Monday, April 11, 2016. The…

Kick-off Event for Museum of Art and Design’s LOOT: MAD ABOUT JEWELRY

On Monday, March 14 Jacqueline Weld Drake hosted 70 for a cocktail reception to kick-off the Museum of Art and Design’s LOOT: MAD ABOUT JEWELRY.  The reception was in honor of LOOT’s 2016 honorees Joan Hornig and Kay Unger. Guests came adorned in jewelry to mark the occasion. The Benefit Dinner Chairs, Michele Cohen and Marsy Mittlemann and LOOT’s Curator is Bryna Pomp all wore past…

Barbara and Donald Tober Celebrate G.A. Mudge

Barbara and Donald Tober held an intimate soiree for G.A. Mudge, author and photographer of the books,  Alice in Central Park – Statues in Wonderland and Two Alice Statues in Central Park, at The Lotos Club. Mr. Mudge, joined by his wife Sis Mudge, dedicated the evening to the statues in our beloved Central Park. He spoke briefly of the Alice In Wonderland statue…