Thursday, September 12, 2013

Artistry of Fashion

On the promendae of the David H. Koch Theater for the Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology's benefit luncheon.
The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology honored Michael Kors with its 2013 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion at a benefit luncheon at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater. As has become the tradition, this luncheon heralds the arrival of Fall Fashion Week.

The Luncheon Chairs were Kamie Lightburn and Jieun Wax.

The Honorary Luncheon Chairs were Lauren duPont, Linda Fargo, Vanessa Getty, Patti Hansen, Iman, Karolína Kurková, Aerin Lauder, Sandra Lee, Crystal Lourd, Alexandra Richards,Theodora Richards, Renee Rockefeller, Jamie Tisch, Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, Elettra Wiedemann, and Anna Wintour.
Kamie Lightburn and Jieun Wax
The Couture Council Luncheon began with cocktails on the David H. Koch Theater terrace, which overlooked the Fashion Week tents. Guests were then ushered into the theater's promenade for a three-course luncheon. Kamie Lightburn and Jieun Wax, the luncheon chairs, were the first speakers. They welcomed guests and introduced Dr. Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT who said, "Every time you see one of Michael's advertisements, you just want to BE that woman – so chic, so glamorous, jet-setting around the world in her sunglasses – and in the company of a handsome, glamorous man. So thank you, Michael, for all you do for the women of the world!"
Hilary Swank and Michael Kors
Dr. Joyce Brown, president of FIT, announced the 2013 Michael Kors Scholarship winner, third-semester student Kim Nguyen, and thanked Michael Kors for his support of FIT. After the main course had been served, the chairman of the FIT Board of Trustees, Liz Peek, introduced Hilary Swank, who presented the Artistry of Fashion Award to Michael Kors, which was the highlight of the day. And a luncheon raffle prize was a stunning Asprey's Life Ring of yellow and white gold rope. The Museum at FIT Couture Council Chairman, Yaz Hernandez, closed the event by thanking everyone for their support.

The luncheon's menu began with a chilled sweet pea tarragon soup, topped with crispy shallots, buttery croutons, and radish. As a main course, guests enjoyed a Cobb salad with organic chicken, applewood smoked bacon, and Great Hill blue cheese. For dessert, ice cream sundaes and special FIT Couture Council cupcakes were served.
Alexandra Lebenthal, Yaz Hernandez, Fe Fendi, Eleanora Kennedy, and Liz Peek
Kamie Lightburn, Diana Taylor, Liz Peek, and Yaz Hernandez
Alexandra Richards and Patti Hansen
Chiu-Ti Jansen and Liz Peek
Chanel Iman
Jamee Gregory
Julie Macklowe
Kim Nguyen, Hilary Swank, Michael Kors, and Anna Wintour
Eleanora Kennedy and Michael Kors
John Pomerantz and Alina Cho
Michele Gerber Klein
Sandra Lee
Sarah Wolfe and Whitney Wolfe
Jean Shafiroff and Michael Kors
Lily Aldridge and Harley Viera Newton
Liz Peek, Jieun Wax, Michael Kors, Dr. Joyce Brown, Kamie Lightburn, and Dr. Valerie Steele
(center) Anna Kennedy, and Melissa Berkelhammer
Muna Rihani al Nasser and Reem Acra
Iman, Michael Kors, and Patti Hansen
Jieun Wax and Yaz Hernandez
Iris Apfel
Martha Stewart
Joanna Coles and Leonard Lauder
Carol Mack and Hamish Bowles
Elizabeth Musmanno
Natalie Morales and Josie Natori
Simon Doonan and Dr. Valerie Steele
Stefano Tonchi, Yaz Hernandez, and Simon Doonan
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Jamee Gregory, Karen LeFrak, and Eleanora Kennedy
Kamie Lightburn, Yaz Hernandez, Hilary Swank, Michael Kors, Alexandra Lebenthal, Jieun Wax, and Dr. Valerie Steele
A day after Novac Djokovic's U.S. Open defeat to Rafa Nadal, Djokovic was stilll in good spirits when he hosted a dinner at Capitale to benefit the Novac Djokovic Foundation.

Djokovic, who arrived with his girlfriend Jena Ristic, hosted the event, while Robert DeNiro, Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn served as the evening's chairs.

Djokovic founded the Novak Djokovic Foundation in 2007, which enables children from disadvantaged communities to grow up, play and develop in stimulating, creative and safe environments, with strategic community facility planning, development and financing, whilst instilling respect and consideration for their surroundings.
Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic
Oliver Theysken
Goldie Hawn
Candice Swanepoel
Jessica Hart
Randy Jackson
Marc Bouwer
Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon
Hofit Golan
Angela Lindvall
Nigel Curtis and Monica Mitro
Dee Ocleppo and Tommy Hilfiger
Meghan Markle
Ryan Lochte
Toni Garrn
Patty Smyth and John McEnroe
Jennifer Leroy
Alina Baikova
Naomi Campbell
Adriana Lima
Julia Restoin-Roitfeld
Anna Wintour
Selita Ebanks
Nicky Hilton
Jesse Metcalfe and Cara Santana
Karolina Kurkova
Karlie Kloss and Donna Karan
Dree Hemingway
The Southampton Historical Museum, under the direction of Executive Director Tom Edmonds with the backup of a committed Board of Trustees and a passionate new group of supporters has become a bustling arts center and become a jewel on the Hamptons cultural landscape. Last weekend the Museum hosted its annual Late Summer Cocktail Party on the sprawling lawns of the landmark Rogers Mansion on Meeting House Lane in Southampton.

Generously sponsored by longtime supporters Peter Hallock and Marge Sullivan who greeted every guest as they approached the walks, the twilight cocktail party drew several hundred guests that included Summer Colony folks, as well as, the scions of families who have resided here for 12 generations. Guests sipped cocktails and nibbled on savory treats form Schmidt's Market while discussing fall plans and destinations. Many took the opportunity to tour the magnificently restored former home of Captain Albert Rogers to view the Museum's current exhibition, "Fabulous Fish: Sculptures by John Rist, Jr.", a native son of Southampton and an owner of Herbert & Rist Liquor Store on Jobs Lane.
The restored former home of Captain Albert Rogers
Rist's fascination with marine life predates his interest in portraying them in wood and paint by many years. He uses plywood, old beach fencing, acrylic paint, and assorted items of hardware and transforms them into spectacular rough hewn, bas-relief, poly-chrome sculptures of vivid marine life. John Rist's sculptural portraits are unique. His subjects never pose for him, but then they don't need to. He knows everything about them, their shapes, their colors, and even in some cases their taste on the tongue. Rist's subjects are fish, creatures of the sea in all their glorious variety. His show will be on view through November 2.
John Rist holding one of his "Fabulous Fish
Enjoying the last rays of summer were Nancy Stone, Gary Lawrance, author of "Houses of the Hamptons," society portraitist Zita Davisson, Gary and Katherine Andreassen, Laura and Bill Masterson, Lynda Packard, Ivy and Ken Dressler, Nina Beaty, curator Brenda Simmons, co-founder of the East End African American Museum, Southampton Councilman Chris Nuzzi, photographer Davis Gaffga with Valerie Harte, Southampton Village Trustee Nancy McGann, Frank and Myra Weiser, PR guru Diana Kashan, Vincent and Jacqueline Scerbinski, Dave Granville, Susan Madonia, Ann Madonia, Jeff Pfeifle, Ann Madonia, artist John Rist, Jr. and his wife Margaret and Tom and Maribeth Edmonds.
Guest on the lawn of the historic Rogers Mansion
Bill Masterson and Linda Kabot
Gary and Katherine Andreassen
Lynda Packard, Andrea Ingalls, Davis Gaffga, Valerie Harte, and Susan Madonia
Dave Granville and Jeff Pfeifle
Steven Krawciw and Ingrid Aldrich
Nancy Stone, Edward Callaghan, and Diana Kashan
Southampton councilman Chris Nuzzi and Davis Gaffga
Ken and Ivy Dressler
Peter Hallock, Marge Sullivan, and Gregory D'Elia
Diana Kashan and John Wegorzewski
Frank Rotunno and Harry Hackett
Gary Lawrance, Zita Davisson, Peter Hallock, and Jackie Scerbinski
Nina Beaty and Brenda Simmons
Southampton Village Trustee Nancy McGann
Edward Callaghan, Katherine and Gary Andreassen, and Diana Kashan
John and Margaret Rist, Francis Woplingler, and Megan Euell
Dr. Frank Weiser and Maribeth Edmonds
Susan and Ann Madonia
Laura Masterson and Chris Nuzzi, Southampton Councilman

Photographs by Patrick McMullan (FIT, Djokovic).