PHOTOS: An Evening Of Charles James with The Museum at FIT

Dr. Valerie Steele and The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology hosted an evening with author Michèle Gerber Klein about her new book Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man: Fame, Fashion, Art.  Part of Gerber Klein’s nationwide tour, the event was attended by more than 300 people. They listened as Gerber Klein and Steele explored the life of America’s first grand master 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…

Photos: Cool Culture’s UnGala

The Cool Culture UnGala 2017 brought together more than 200 diverse supporters to celebrate and fundraise for Cool Culture and its programs, and to acknowledge Teresita Fernandez and Reggie Van Lee for their commitment to social justice, diversity, and arts access to all. More than a fundraiser, The UnGala celebrated the cultural vitality of NYC…

Shop For A Cause With Mercado Global

Mercado Global’s Board Member Yaz Hernandez, former fashion industry executive and philanthropist, hosted a cocktail party for guests at her home to meet the organization’s Executive Director, Ruth DeGolia. Mercado Global takes a unique approach to fighting poverty in rural Guatemala. By connecting women to design support and sales opportunities with international retailers, they are…

PHOTOS: New York Premiere & Celebration of ‘Henry T. Segerstrom: Imagining The Future’

Henry Segerstrom, philanthropist and visionary developer of California’s South Coast Plaza was celebrated at Carnegie Hall by a VIP gathering of philanthropists, cultural dignitaries, filmmakers, performing artists, and leaders of global fashion brands. Macy’s CEO and Chairman Terry J. Lundgren offered welcoming remarks on behalf of Elizabeth Segerstrom, the glamorous and gracious hostess of the event honoring the life…

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…

PHOTOS: Breaking The Rules Gala & Performance

At the New York City premiere of Rules Of The Game, Pharrell Williams presented his first symphonic score! The show was a collaboration between Pharrell, top choreographer Jonah Bokaer, and renowned visual artist Daniel Arsham.  The performance ended with Pharrell, Jonah, Daniel, David Campbell, and costume designer Chris Stamp on stage with the dancers for a standing ovation. After the…

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,…