|Checking in the guests at The Ninth Annual CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.|
|This past Tuesday night, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Vogue announced the recipients of the ninth annual awards from the CFDA/VogueFashion Fund (CVFF). The Winner was Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman. Runners-Ups were Tabitha Simmons and Jennifer Meyer Maguire.
On hand at Center 548 to celebrate the achievement of this year's winners and honorees were an array of iconic American designers, including CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg as well as Chelsea Clinton, who introduced keynote speaker Christopher Bailey. Bailey was joined by actress Emma Stone, who presented the awards to the winners.
|Former CVFF winners and runners-up in attendance included Joseph Altuzarra, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, Prabal Gurung, Pamela Love, Thakoon Panichgul, Billy Reid and Alexander Wang. Other notables included Dakota Fanning, Miranda Kerr, Ashley Greene, Allison Williams, Alexa Chung, Tory Burch, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Arizona Muse, Seth Meyers, Shala Monroque, Christina Ricci, Carolyn Murphy, Coco Rocha, Liv Tyler, Liya Kebede, Tobey Maguire, Tommy Hilfiger, Carolina Herrera, Victor Cruz, David Byrne, Lauren Santo Domingo, Humberto Leon, Elettra Rossellini-Wiedemann, Chanel Iman, Alejandro Ingelmo, Caroline Issa, Olivier Theyskens, Marina Rust, Peter Som, Hannah Bronfman, Vanessa Traina, Caroline Trentini, Vera Wang, Nate Lowman, Christina Ricci, Richard Chai, Sophie Theallet, Margherita Missoni, Jaime Johnson and Derek Lam among others.|
|The past weekend was host to a bevy of events presented by the American Friends of Blérancourt, a non–profit that supports the expansion and gardens of the Franco‐American Museum, Chateau de Blérancourt in Picardy, France, founded by Anne Morgan, daughter of J.P. Morgan. Late Saturday afternoon, November 10th, high atop the Trump World Tower and overlooking the United Nations, Francine du Plessix Gray, author of “The Queen’s Lover,” read excerpts from her book and signed copies in the private home of art collectors Robin Cofer and Dominick D’Alleva. Guests included Baroness Bernard d’Anglejan‐Chatillon, Founder of the American Friends of Blerancourt, Eugenie Anglès, President of AFB, Sonja Tremont Morgan, Miles Morgan, and Mary Jane Pool.
On Sunday November 11th, a private social at the residence of the acclaimed interior designer Juan Pablo Molyneux, acknowledged the benefactors and patrons of the gala. Guests were privy to a tour of this exquisitely designed home.
|Monday, November 12th, the annual gala was set at the magnificent Harold Pratt House and presented The Anne Morgan Award of Excellence posthumously to Mary Young, an officer and director of the Florence Gould Foundation from inception, and Officier in the French Legion of Honor, among other accolades. Guests clinked flutes filled with Paul Goerg champagne courtesy of Mario Rinaldi, and dined on sumptuous fare, including a petit filet and tender veal by Daniel Boulud’s Feast & Fetes.
Guests also enjoyed a fascinating talk on French-American relations and the organization of the museum by Harvard Historian Robert Darnton. Notables included Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York, Hal Witt and Olivia Flatto of the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet, Elizabeth Stribling, President of the French Heritage Society, John Young, husband of Mary Young, Nancy and Jerry Gehman, Hunt Slonem, Sandra Jones, Jay Paul, Pilar and Juan Pablo Molyneux, Kathleen Springhorn, Robert and Kate Wickham, Sarah and Chips Page, and Carla and Henry Darlington.
|Jean Shafiroff welcomed over 100 guests to toast the release of Rose Hartman's photography book Incomparable Women of Style at The Sanctuary Hotel's Haven Rooftop in NYC on Tuesday, November 13th. Rose Hartman signed copies and a portion of the proceeds from sales at the event benefitted The Fashion Institute of Technology's Couture Council. Super model Carmen Dell'Orefice, who graced the pages of Incomparable Women of Style, joined in on the celebration.
Patrick McMullan snapped shots of the glamorous women in attendance, including F.I.T Couture Council members Yaz Hernandez and Chiu-Ti Jansen along with Janna Bullock, Lisa Simonsen, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Katherine Todd and Stacey Engman, who also appeared in the book. Dr. Laura Torrado, designers Maggie Norris and Joanna Mastroianni, Robin Cofer and rocker Madame Mayhem enjoyed a fabulous night under the stars and cocktails by Double Cross Vodka.
|Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com