past Wednesday night Lighthouse International celebrated
its centennial with the 2006 Winternight Gala at the Marriott
This year they saluted the Centennial Family – the family of
Sol and Lillian Goldman and their Centennial Partner,
Novartis Ophthalmics, and Lighthouse Legends: Melissa L.
Cohn, Flemming Ornskov, Gary Shapiro, Christina Johnson, Bill Blass,
Michael Kors, Isaac Mizrahi, Oscar
de la Renta, John G. Ledes, Guy Peyrelongue, Liz Tilberis, Lawrence
J. Aiken, Annette Green, Shirley Lord Rosenthal, Judith Peabody,
and Audrey Hepburn.
B. Follett and Dr.
and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford were Honorary Chairs. Barbara
Saltzman was Gala Chair. Mike Wallace was MC.
This year they also honored past and present Presidents and First
Lighthouse International is the leading resource all over the world
on helping people of all ages overcome the challenges of vision
loss. It was founded in 1905 by pioneering sisters Winifred
and Edith Holt who had the vision of a brighter future for people without sight.
Vision impairment is on the rise, and at an alarming rate. There
are 16.5 million Americans 45 and older who are visually impaired.
That figure will grow to 20 million in less than five years.
and Ari Fleischer
Weinstein and Annette Green
Berducci and Roger Goldman
Pittel, Justin Pittel, Stephanie Goldman Pittel, Samantha
Pittel, and Dr. Tara Cortes
B. Follett with Barbara and Jim Forbes
Yannuzzi and Dr. Lawrence Yannuzzi
Nemy and Mario Buatta
Tara Cortes and Mike Wallace
Lindstrom and Roger Goldman
Tara Cortes, Dr. Luis Cortes, George Reed, and Louis and
and Ari Fleischer, Cynthia Steun, Mike Wallace, and Bill
Saltzman, Dr. Amy Goldman, Dr. Tara Cortes, and Dr. Benjamin
Cortes, Steven Goldman, Trish Goldman, and Alan Goldman
week ago Tuesday, The Versace Group celebrated the renovation of the Versace Fifth Avenue Flagship
boutique, the largest
Versace store in the world, with a party during New York Fashion
Week. This was the Versace Group’s first official celebration
in the city since the Versace Retrospective Exhibition at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art in December 1997.
for the evening included good friends of the house from the worlds
of film, television, and music such as: Angela McCluskey,
Asia Argento, Benicio del Toro, Cindy Crawford, Claire Danes, Dita
von Teese, Elettra Rossellini, Halle Berry, Harry Connick Jr.,
Heather Graham, Hilary Duff, Carine Rotfeld, Joel Madden, Karolina
Kurkova, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Maggie Q, Maxwell, Milla
Jovovich, Naomi Campbell, Nicholas Cage, Nicolette Sheridan, Rachel
Weisz, Rupert Everett, Sophie Dahl, and Trudie
York guests also included Amanda Hearst, Amy Sacco, Anderson
Cooper, Elizabeth Saltzman, Ingrid Sischy, Graydon Carter, Damon
Dash, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes, Harvey Weinstein, Claire Bernard,
Ivanka Trump, Jacqueline and Mortimer Sackler, Lisa Airan, Olivia
Chantecaille, Tinsley and Topper Mortimer, and Zani
After the cocktail, Donatella Versace herself hosted a small,
intimate dinner at a private penthouse residence, at One Beacon Court where the
guests enjoyed a private performance by Angela McCluskey.
Arabo and Jacob "The Jeweler" Arabo
Saffir and Olivia Chantecaille
and Graydon Carter
Bernard, Paul Beck, and Zani Gugelmann
Carter, Donatella Versace,
and Anna Scott
Rubenstein, Amy Sacco, and Paul Beck
Lopez, Donatella Versace, and Halle Barry
Tadini and Amanda Hearst
Hearst, Paul Beck, and Zani Gugelmann
Baker Jr., Sophie Dahl, Edward O'Sullivan, and Karolina
Hearst and Fabian Basabe
Versace and Jennifer Lopez
Versace and Maxwell
Versace and Milla Jovovich
Saltzman, Doutzen Kroes, and friend
Wald, Amy Sacco, and Joao Cellutini
Guerrand Hermes and Nicolette Sheridan
Lisa Airan; Luigi Tadini, Amanda Hearst, and Dan Abrams;
Everett and Donatella Versace
Roy and Helena Christensen
Sumner and Julia Restoin Roitfeld
by Rob Rich/516-676-3939 (Lighthouse); Patrick McMullan (Versace).