Escada and Town & Country celebrate the Mark Morris Dance Group
Amy Fine Collins with her daughter
Amanda Hearst and Nicholas Raynes
Tama Janowitz with her daughter
Anne Slater
Pamela Fiori, Editor-in-Chief of Town & Country magazine and Caryn Lerner, President and CMO of Escada USA Inc. hosted a Champagne Veuve Clicquot reception at the ESCADA Boutique on Fifth Avenue in celebration of the Mark Morris Dance Group’s performance at this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center.

A sneak preview performance at Escada
Fans and friends filled the tri-level store to enjoy a sneak preview performance by the dancers and view models draped in luxurious cashmere in purple, violet, blues and pinks; evening separates and cocktail dresses in jewel tones of gold and amethysts, day suites in wool cashmere blend in winter white and chocolate –all part of the ESCADA Fall/Winter 2003 collection.

Guests included Isaac Mizrahi, Cynthia Lufkin, Mike Cannon, Amanda Hearst, Anne Slater, Nicholas Raynes, Laura Henson, Tim Hunt and Tama Janowitz with their daughter Willow, Michele Gerber Klein, Dr. Howard Sobel, Royce Pinkwater, Nick Scotti, Grace Hightower, Patrick McMullan, CeCe Cord, Bill Dawes, Kelly Posner, Tina Louise, Austin Stark, Amy Fine Collins with her daughter Laura, Bailey Chase, Hillary Gumble, Tom Gates, Tinsley Mortimer, Christian Leove, Sarah Schaffer, Carmine Cassino, Julia Wallace, Katarina Fragenberg, Corey Kilgannon, Terese Carpenter, Janet Villella, Larissa, Christian McPherson, Sue Newhouse, Natalie Leeds, Liz Lumas, Michelle Suna, Sophie Donelson, Alice Judelson and Leslie Camp.

Mark Morris was born on August 29, 1956, in Seattle Washington, where he studied dance with Verla Flowers and Perry Brunson. After performing with a variety of dance groups in the early years of his career, he formed the Mark Morris Dance Group in 1980. It is now widely regarded as one of the world’s leading dance companies, performing across the U.S. and at major international festivals. The company’s London seasons have garnered two Laurence Olivier Awards.

In 2001, the Mark Morris Dance Center opened in Brooklyn, New York. The 30,000-square foot facility features three studios and a school for 400 students of all ages. Morris has created over 100 works for his company, as well as pieces for many others, including The San Francisco Ballet, The Paris Opera Ballet and The American Ballet Theatre. A portion of sales from the evening will benefit the dance center.
Baroness Sheri de Borchgrave and friend
Amanda Hearst and Sarah Schaffer
Mike Cannon and Tina Louise
L. to r.: Grace Hightower and Katarina Fragenberg; Tina Louise; Charles Boyd, Mark Morris, and Reinaldo Faberlle.
Tinsley Mortimer
CeCe Cord
Anthony Buhl and Elizabeth Loomis
Caryn Lerner and Leslie Camp
L. to r.: Cayrn Lerner and Mark Morris; The Mark Morris Dancers; Tiffany Davis and Elizabeth Loomis.
Collin Lively and Mauricio Amuy
Mark Morris with Larissa
Alice Judelson and Patrick McMullan
Bill Dawes, Nick Scotti, and Baily Chase
Michele Gerber Klein and Roger Webster
Isaac Mizrahi
Cynthia Lufkin, Michele Gerber Klein, and Anne Slater

Photographs by Patrick McMullan/PMc

Shahnaz Bukhari, heroine of women's rights in Pakistan, receives the Civil Courage Prize
Amb. Herbert Okun and Amb. Jeane Kirkpatrick
David Mitchell, Francis Train, and Alexander Farman-Farmaian
Rael Jean Isaac, Amb. Jeane Kirkpatrick, and The Hon. John Train
On October 15th, Mrs. Shahnaz Bukhari was presented with the fourth annual Civil Courage Prize for her efforts to protect abused and tortured women in her country and for continuing to push for legal and societal reform there.

Mrs. Bukhari, a clinical psychologist, fights particularly against the so-called honor-killings, especially chula deaths, where women are doused with kerosene and set on fire. At first she used her own home as a safe house, then set up a larger center in Islamabad to provide medical, psychological and legal support to abused women. She founded and is head of the Progressive Women's Association, which has dealt with more than 15,000 cases involving wife beating, child abduction, honor killings, incest, the trafficking of women and children, and rape.
Samad, Shahnaz, and Samia Bukhari
The Civil Courage Prize honors steadfast resistance to evil at great personal risk.  The $50,000 Prize, awarded by the Northcote Parkinson Fund, was founded by John Train to increase awareness of the virtue of civil courage and thus to encourage it. People who demonstrate civil courage are heroes of conscience, if you will. 
Doris Michaels, Penny Collins, and Virginia Armat Hurt
Felipe Propper and Mrs. David Mitchell
Enid Schoette and Francis Train

Dior Joaillerie celebrates the launch of La D De Dior
L. to r.: Carmen Kass; Tracey Ross; Alex von Furstenberg and Marla Sabo; Katie Holmes and Oliver Hudson.
Dior Joaillerie and Marla Sabo, President and COO of Christian Dior Couture, Daniel Lalonde, CEO Dior Watches, Katie Holmes, and Zooey Deschanel helped celebrate the launch of La D De Dior, the new watch of fine jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane.
Paris Hilton, Anna Getty, and Nicky Hilton


• Alex Von Furstenberg
• Anna Getty
• Carmen Kass
• Daphne Zuniga
• Emilie de Ravin
• Jacqui Getty
• Jamie Tisch
• Jaron Lowenstein
• Jason Schwartzman
• Joanne Garcia
• Joel Michaelly
• Katie Holmes
• Michelle Hicks
• Nicky Hilton
• Nicole Eggert
• Oliver Hudson
• Paris Hilton
• Sara Gilbert
• Tracee Ellis Ross
• Vanessa Lengies
• Zooey Deschanel
L. to r.: Jason Schwartzman; Daniel Lalonde, Katie Holmes, Zooey Deschanel, and Marla Sabo.


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