Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Women in Design and Free Arts

Margaret Russell, Bunny Williams, Annabelle Selldorf, Celerie Kemble, and Cynthia Rowley
Savannah College of Art and Design President Paula S. Wallace was honored with the first ELLE DECOR Vision Award at the inaugural Women In Design event, co-sponsored by ELLE DECOR and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Held at the Harold Pratt House in New York City, the event celebrated outstanding female achievement in the fields of architecture, communications, fashion, interior and product design.

resident Paula S. Wallace accepting the Vision Award.
An academic visionary, Wallace co-founded the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1978. Thirty years later, SCAD is the nation’s most comprehensive art and design university, offering more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university in the United States. The university’s more than 9,000 students study at campuses in Savannah and Atlanta, Ga., Lacoste, France, and online via SCAD-eLearning.

Wallace has advanced the SCAD legacy of historic preservation and its commitment to renewing urban landscapes through an impressive series of restoration projects in the medieval village of Lacoste, in Midtown Atlanta and in the historic district of Savannah.

Most recently, SCAD restored a 19th-century synagogue, several historic public school buildings, the oldest extant railroad depot in the United States, and a mansion considered to be the oldest, most complete and single most important representation of Atlanta’s storied New South, post-Civil War period—transforming them into thriving homes for SCAD academic programs.

“For some, design is merely decoration, but for women in design, it is so much more—it is essential,” said Margaret Russell, editor-in-chief of ELLE DECOR. “This award is about recognizing women such as Paula who are making their mark in a field historically dominated by men. Paula isn’t just changing the course of the design world, but is helping to change the world itself.”
Women in Design Panel audience.
In addition to the award ceremony, the Women in Design event featured a panel discussion with several leading women in design, including architect Annabelle Selldorf, interior designers Bunny Williams and Celerie Kemble, and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley.

For more information on the first annual Women in Design awards event, visit www.cooperhewitt.org.
Paula S. Wallace with SCAD students
Michael Fink, Paula S. Wallace, and Glenn Wallace
Annabelle Selldorf and partygoers
Margaret Russell and Cynthia Rowley
Deborah Burns and Celerie Kemble
Cara McCarty and Margaret Russell
Paula S. Wallace and Dakota Jackson
Cookie Magazine and the Urban Zen Foundation held their First Annual “Kidsfest New York” in support of Free Arts NYC. It was held at the Urban Zen Center at the Stephen Weiss Studio on 711 Greenwich Street. Kim Raver of NBC’s “Lipstick Jungle” hosted along with stylist Mary Alice Stephenson.
Carolyn Kremins, Brooke Shields, Pilar Guzman, Amanda Ross, and Mary Alice Stephenson
It was an afternoon of art, photography, music, fashion and children and their families having the opportunity to enjoy live entertainment from David Weinstone and the Music for Ardvarks Band. Nigel Barker and Patrick McMullan were photographing family portraits.
Brooke Shields, Mary Alice Stephenson, and Kim Raver
Brooke Shields with Cookie publisher Carolyn Kremins and her daughter
Mike Minialoff and Carolyn Kremins
Cynthia Rowley and daughter
Brooke Shields' daughter, Grier
Diane von Furstenberg, President of CFDA, and Jim Gold, President and CEO of Bergdorf Goodman hosted a book launch for Candy Pratts Price’s “American Fashion Accessories,” published by Assouline, at the store. The executive fashion director of Style.com, Price is a former vice president and creative director at Ralph Lauren, as well as former fashion director at Harper’s Bazaar.
Fern Mallis, Francisco Costa, and Malcolm Cafrae
Sybil Yurman and David Yurman
Cathy Horyn, Francisco Costa, Tory Burch, David Lauren, and Jim Gold
Anna Wintour
Doo-Ri Chung
Steven Kolb, Linda Fargo, Roopal Patel, and Yeohlee Teng
Diane Von Furstenberg, Jim Gold, and Candy Pratts Price
Jennifer Creel and Christian Leone
Dr. Lisa Airan
Philip Lim, Poppy Delevingne, and Richard Chai
Candy Pratts Price, Jesssica Glasscock, and Art Tavee
Rachel Roy
Italo Zucchelli and Dirk Standen
Candy Prattts Price and Zac Posen
The Young Leadership Committee at the Jewish Children’s Museum held its Inaugural “Back to School Gala” to benefit the children of today and the leaders of tomorrow. Over 300 young professionals boarded CitySights NY coach buses and headed from Manhattan to the museum, which is located at 792 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn.

Chairman Eric Brody and Vice-Chairs Sam Akselrod, Lillian Antar, Liron Artzi, Nola Weinstein, Erica Zeicher and Coordinators Chaim and Rochi Benjaminson were joined by committee members Beth Brodsky, Rebecca Byanovsky, Ben Ezrick, Jason Garden, Stephanie Hecklin, Carolyn Hecklin, Leah Kastin, Milena Kozhin, Evan Nass, Channing Norton, Elana Osterland, Ezzy Rappaport, Jennifer Rubin, Michelle Schepsman, Nicole Schaffer, Freida Shor, Esther Silber, Ken Solway, Michael Vainstain, Ron Wasserman, Jessica Yakubowicz, Sarah Yazdian, Rachel Yazdian, Dany Zaffran and Ari Zoldan in welcoming a slew of young patrons.
The Young Leadership Committee at the Jewish Children’s Museum
Hip-Hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari, boxer Dimitry Salita, Nancy Spielberg, Shimon Katz, Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf and Dr. Perry Robbins, were among those who took tours of the museum, which is the only one of its kind worldwide. The inaugural gala raised over $60,000 to further the JCM’s commitment to children worldwide.

DJ Edge spun for the crowd. The silent auction drew intense competition, with bidders vying for a stay at the W Hotel, a night at the Borgata, beauty goodies and fabulous accessories.

The Jewish Children’s Museum provides exhibitions and programs for children of all faiths and backgrounds in an educational and entertaining format. Through contemporary technology and a hands-on approach to learning, visitors experience Jewish history, values and traditions in a manner that inspires an increased interest in Jewish culture.
Hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari and boxer Dimitry Salita
Emily Jupiter, Sara Hackmyer, Alexis Kay, and Joanna Lippert
Michael and Ariel Goodman
David Snider, Jessica Brovitz, Tom Donigan, and Abbey Berns
Chaim and Rochi Benjaminson
Rebecca Goodman, Stephanie Katzin, and Faya Gene
Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf presents a check for $10,000 to the JCM
Nate Hurwitz and Josh Kline
Sarah Rox and Channy Lerner
Saar Yahav, Omer Shirman, Adi Neumann, and Eric Brody
Rafi Schwartz, Phillip Silverman, and Matthew Simons
Michelle Schepsman and David Kushner
Sam Akselrod and friends
Mala Hertz, Melanie Weinstein, Nola Weinstein, and Lauren Simon
Miri Ben-Ari, Shimon Katz, Nancy Spielberg, and Josue Sejour
Jessica Weitzman and Ali Kelrick
Adam Frank, Eric Brody, and Adam Palmesev
Elliot Fuchs and Sarah Stutman
Alyse Diamond, Nola Weinstein, and Lauren Simon
Devorah Halberstam and Miri Ben-Ari

Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com (Jewish Museum)

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