Monday, March 3, 2008

Other Girls and Orchids

Natalie Portman at a private screening for “The Other Boleyn Girl."
Designer Alberta Ferretti, Milan’s queen of chiffon hosted a private screening at the Regal Cinemas on East 64th Street last week for “The Other Boleyn Girl,” based on the novel by Philippa Gregory about the two 17th-century sisters who caught the eye of Henry VIII. Mary lost at love with the King and Ann Boleyn, of course, not only lost at love but lost her head to the executioner’s axe, thanks to her husband’s fickle desires. Natalie Portman plays Ann and Scarlet Johansson plays her sister. After the screening, there was a private dinner celebration (for the film, not the starcrossed sisters) at Christie’s. New York’s young fashionables were out in full force and dressed for the occasion.
Natalie Portman
Mamie Gummer
Amanda Brooks
Carmile Tomozo and Jennifer Missoni
Byrdie Bell
Bettina Zilkha
Valesca Guerrand-Hermes and Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos
John Driscoll
Zani Gugelmann
Helena Christensen
Jessica Joffe
Hope Atherton
Alex Kramer
Leven Rambin
Maggie Betts
Anne V
Olivia Chantecaille
Andrew Bevan
Christian Leone
Bronson van Wyck
Valerie Boster and Meredith Melling Burke
Allison Sarofim
Stephanie LaCava
Tara Rockefeller
Vanessa Carlton
Tatiana Santo Domingo
Maggie Rizer
Tory Burch and Marina Rust Connor
Carlos Souza
Jessica Gomes and Nicole Trunfio
Lauren Bush and David Lauren
Margherita Missoni
Jennifer Creel and Valesca Guerrand-Hermes
Zac Posen and Peggy Siegal
We don’t as a rule cover store openings unless they’re in our advertising family but Patrick McMullan was at the re-opening of Bonpoint at 1291 Madison Avenue where they staged a fashion show with the little and wee ones doing the runway bit. It was too cute to resist.
Bonpoint staff
The New York Botanical Garden’s annual orchid dinner is without question one of the most beautiful galas on the yearly calendar. This year the dinner was held at the Rainbow Room high above Rockefeller Center, so it offers the splendid nightviews of the metropolis while the room was lit with nature’s splendor with the table arrangements.

This year’s gala chairs were Mr. and Mrs. Eric Fast, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Graham, Jr., Mr. and Mr. Charles M. Royce. Chairs were Fernanda M. Kellogg, President of the Tiffany & Company Foundation, and Lisa Newsom, editor-in-chief of Veranda. Decorations Chair was Carolyn Englefield, editor-at-large over at Veranda. Underwriters for the evening were The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, The Bank of New York Mellon, and Veranda.
Fernanda Kellogg, Charles and Deborah Royce, Eric Fast, Gregory Long, Patti Fast, Julie and Robert Graham, Lisa Newsom, and Carolyn Englefield
Table decorations were designed and donated by: Bernard Blythe for Baccarat, Michael Berman for Kravet, Laura Blanco Interiors, Lars Bolander, Orchids provided by Banchet, Bowman Dahl, Barclay Butera, Libby Cameron, Sherrill Canet arranged by Plaza Flowers, Carrier and Company, Cooper, Robertson and Weatherly Interiors, Jamie Drake/Drake Design Associates, David Easton, Brian Covington for Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, Thom Filicia for Safavieh, Maureen Footer Design, Philip Gorrivan for Highland Court, Carolyn Gregg Flower Design, Kevin Hart Design, Richard Keith Langham, Jung Lee of FETE, Sebastian Li Events, LMD Floral Events Interiors, Christopher Maya, Michael McKinnon and Peacock and Beale, Paula Perlini, Lyn Peterson Motif Designs, Campion Platt, Dennis Rolland, H. Parkin Saunders, Stephen Miller Siegel Architects, Michael Simon Interiors arranged by Takashimaya, Michael Tavano, Robert Rufino for Tiffany & Company, Timothy Whealon Interiors, Dan Dahl, Design Coordinator.
Dotty and Lionel Goldfrank
Mary and Marvin Davidson
Wilson Nolen, Chairman of the Board,The New York Botanical Garden
Jonathan and Somers Farkas
Patti Fast, Deborah Royce, Carolyn Englefield, and Lisa Newsom
Memrie M. Lewis
Jean Pierre and Justina Gagne
Beth Blake, Jennifer Kennedy, and Cristina Cuomo
amie Drake-Drake Design Associates
H. Parkin Saunders
Anne and Philip Miller
Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels with Deborah and Charles M. Royce
Brian Covington for Ferguson & Shamamian Architects
Christopher Maya, The Rainbow Room foyer
Mrs. Jeane Burn and Mrs. William B. Harrison, Jr.
Hilary Geary and James McDonald
Jay Diamond and Alexandra Lebenthal
Lyn Peterson Motif Designs
Michael Simon Interiors
David Easton
Gala Chairs Patti Fast, Deborah Royce, and Julie Graham
Mrs. and Mr. Jeffrey Rosen
LMD Floral Events Interiors-Escort card table
Richard Keith Langham
Tara and Michael Rockefeller
Sharen and Jim Benenson, Jr.
Lisa Newsom and Carolyn Englefield
Michael McKinnon
Barclay Butera
Lars Bolander, Orchids provided by Banchet
Mr. and Mrs. James Benenson III and friends
Jeremy and Friederike Biggs
Gillian Steel and friend
Gregory Long with Jeanne and Carlisle Jones
Sherrill Canet arranged by Plaza Flowers
Campion Platt
Eliot Nolen and Julie Graham
Jeanne Jones, Thom Filicia, and Friederike Biggs

Photographs by © & Cutty McGill (Orchid Dinner)

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