PHOTOS: New Book Featuring Joan Rivers, Audrey Hepburn & More Launches at The Lowell Hotel

On Wednesday night, May 16th, Josie Natori hosted a cocktail party to celebrate Joseph Cicio’s first book “FRIENDS* *Bearing Gifts” at the Club Room in The Lowell Hotel. The book emphasizes the importance of relationships, and is a reflection on a life filled with warmth, beauty, and ultimately exceptional memories. Lauren Bacall, Prince Charles, Audrey Hepburn, and Joan Rivers are just a few of…

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…

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…

PHOTOS: Casita Maria 2016 Fiesta at The Plaza Hotel

The Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education’s “Fiesta 2016” presented their Gold Medal of Honor to Marcelo Claure (President and CEO of Sprint Corporation), Joanna Fisher (noted arts philanthropist), and Hutton Wilkinson (interior designer) on Tuesday, October 18 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. As is Fiesta’s tradition the gala co-chairs were Jacqueline…

Celebratory Soiree For Upcoming Casita Maria Fiesta

Barrett Freilinghuysen, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Joanna Fisher, Mary McFadden Jacqueline Weld Drake hosted a celebration for Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education’s upcoming gala, Fiesta! 2016, at her Upper East Side residence last night. Guests toasted Fiesta’s! 2016 Gold medal honoree Joanna Fisher. Guests included Yanna Avis, Steven Aronson, Tony Bechara, ABT’s Ashley Bouder, Clodagh and Daniel Aubry,…

Patricia Underwood and FIT Talk About How To Wear Your Hat

Michele Gerber Klein hosted FIT Couture Council members for a conversation between milliner Patricia Underwood and The Museum of FIT’s Director Dr. Valerie Steele. The ladies assembled at Patricia’s Chelsea townhouse where tea, champagne, and cucumber sandwiches were served while trying on hats. Guests included author of Patricia’s book, The Way You Wear Your Hat, Jeffrey Banks, along with Joele Frank, Carole Divet Harting, Couture…