Thursday, September 19, 2013

New Yorkers Out in Full Force

Gala Chairs at the New Yorkers For Children 2013 Fall Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street.
This past Monday, the 16th of September, John Demsey and daughter Marie Helene Demsey hosted a dazzling cocktail party for over 200 guests at their magnificent art-filled townhouse on the Upper East Side to honor Casita Maria’s upcoming “2012 Fiesta” Gala.

Gala Co-Chairs Alina Cho, and Cornelia Guest, along with the Dinner Chairmen Jacqueline Weld Drake, Aileen Mehle, and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia were all in attendance to greet Casita Maria’s supporters.

Guests were able to enjoy John Demsey’s collection of artwork — which included an extensive collection from photographers such as: Richard Avedon, Robert Maxwell, Albert Watson as well as other modern masters. Social photographer Patrick McMullan’s work is also showcased on the walls of the residence.
Alina Cho, John Demsey, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, and Cornelia Guest
They drew a big crowd, including: Victoria Anstead, Sara and Tim Armento, Peter Bacanovic, Paola Bacchini, Barbie Bancroft, Marc Rosen, Paola and Arnie Rosenshein, Sonna Saba, Sally Schwarts, Susan Silver, Hunt Slonem, Steve Sodove,Mercedes Bograd, Carolyn Bryant, Jason Brandt, Estrellita Brodsky, Sila Calderon, Sarah Calderon, Liliana Cavendish, Anna Cleveland, Cornelia Guest, Carol and Fred Guest, Mark Gilbertson, Tom Gold, Jamee Gregory, Mai Hallingby Harrison, Elizabeth Jacoby, Robert Couturier, Sharon Handler Loeb, Sharon King Hoge, Michele Gerber Klein, Roy Kean,Howard Cox, Ellie Cullman, John Demsey, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Milly de Cabrol, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Tiffany Dubin, Beverly Durham, Gaetana Enders, George Farias, Cynthia Frank, Jamie Figg, Rick Friedberg, Marina Gauthier, Marilyn Gauthier, Edgar Batista, Enrica Bentivoglio, Kelly Bensimon, Melissa Berkelhammer, Veronique Bich, Maryann Browning, Martha Bograd, Ann Dexter Jones, Monica Rich Kosann, Sandra Lee, Marcia Levine, Christopher Mason, Jo Hallingby,  Eric Javits and Di Mondo, Marina Maher, Aileen Mehle, Gillian and Sylvester Miniter, Deborah Norville and Karl Wellner, Gautam Patel, Liz Peek, Zac Posen, Polina Proshkina, Ann Rapp, Lady Sharon Sondes, Barbara Tober, Blaine Trump, Alex Trower,  Chris Trump, Geoffrey Thomas, Samantha Thompson, Adrienne Vittadini,  Linda Wells, Kristi Witker, Steven Stolman and Rich Wilkie, Martha Wirth and Prince Dimitri. Fortunately John Demsey has a large house to accommodate all of his friends and associates.
Carolyn Bryant and Sandra Lee Anna Cleaveland, Zac Posen, and Michele Gerber Klein
Mark your calendar for the annual “2013 Fiesta” gala benefiting the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education at The Mandarin Oriental October 22nd. This year’s honorees are John Demsey, France Chr├ętien Desmarais, and Eddie Palmieri. The 2013 Honorary Jr. Chairmen, the “Pachanga” chairs will be Jane Bloomingdale de Cisneros and Henrique Cisneros.  As has become the tradition, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Aileen Mehle, and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia again serve as the Dinner Chairmen. Cocktails begin at 7:30 PM followed by dinner and dancing to the music of The Bob Hardwick Sound.
Emery von Sztankoczy, Samuel Botero, and Tom Gates
Peter Bacanovic Sharon Handler Loeb, Edgar Batista, and Kelly Kiloren Bensimon
Cynthia Frank, Barbara Tober, Sharon Sondes, and Michelle Krier
Tim and Sara Armento Beth Rudin DeWoody and Jacqueline Weld Drake
Jennifer Creel, Mark Gilbertson, and Blair Clark
Edgar Cullman, Ellie Cullman, and Rod Drake
Tiffany Dubin and Martha Bograd George Farias and Sharon Bush
Richard Ziegelasch, Nancy Silverman, Christine Schott, George Ledes, Felicia Taylor, and Jamie Figg
Karl Wellner, Deborah Norville, GIllian Miniter, and Sylvester Miniter
Jonathan Becker and Alexandra Kotur Veronique Bich and Sonna Saba
Mai Hallingby Harrison, Aileen Mehle, and Candy Hamm
Mercedes Bograd, Jacqueline Weld Drake, and Martha Bograd
Tom Gold, Ben Rodriguez-Cubenas, and Gabriel Rivera-Barraza
John Demsey and Susan Silver Patrick McMullan and Blaine Trump
Jason Brandt
Chris Brown, Ashley Kersh, and Tony Romano
Liliana Cavendish, Hunt Slonem, Sara Armenta, Tim Armenta, and Amy Hoadley
Sheila Nemazee, Daniel Brodsky, and Estrellita Brodsky
Bebe Monnahan, Beverly Durham, and Ann Jones Polina Proshkina
Melissa Berkelhammer, Elizabeth Cooper, Palmer Weiss, Blair Clarke, and Amy Hoadley
Christine Schott, George Ledes, and Felicia Taylor
Adrienne Vittadini, Edgar Batista, Carol Guest, and Fred Guest
Alison Mazzola and George Farias Eric Javits and Di Mondo
Phil Geier and Julie Weindling
Jonathan Marder and Sharon Hoge
Maria Wirth, Gaetana Enders, and Mercedes Bograd
Florence, Peyrelongue, Mary Keating, and Ashley Campbell
Carlos Picon, Ellery Gordon, and Andrew Kepler
Jamee and Peter Gregory Blaine and Christopher Trump
Cynthia Frank, Joanie Schnitzer, John Demsey, Martha Kramer, and Neal Fox
Ann Rapp and Roy Kean
Marc Rosen and Alex Trower
Liliana Cavendish, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Christopher Mason, Aileen Mehle, and Steven Aronson
Carlos Picon, Marife Hernandez, and Joel Bell Deborah Krulewitch and Jamie Figg
Jean Shafiroff, Arnie Rosenshein, and Paola Bacchini
Jack Bochonok, Steven Stolman, and Rich Wilkie
Sarah Calderon, Tom Gold, Ben Rodriguez-Cubenas, Elaine Delgado, and David Dean
This past Tuesday night at Cipriani 42nd Street, the New Yorkers For Children hosted its 14th annual Fall Benefit attended by 600 guests. This was a very glamorous affair and it also raised more than $1 million for NYFC. In its 17 years, NYFC has raised and given away more than $50 million to assist children in Foster Care to obtaining a good education along with the moral support to achieve their goals.
Hugh Jackman, Deborra Lee Furness, Nicholas Scoppetta, and Susan Magazine
Sylvester Miniter, Gillian Miniter, Alexandra Lebenthal, and Jay Diamond
Juliie Macklowe
Alexandra Lebenthal
Chiu Ti Jansen
Lauren Remington Platt
Hannah Bronfman
Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Rachel Becker
Annabelle Dexter Jones
Crystal Renn
Nadya Nepomnyashaya
Lady Liliana Cavendish and Di Mondo
Arlenis Sosa
Enrica Arengi and Marissa Noel Brown
Glenn Coleman, Candice Posner, and Scott Posner
Kelly and Jay Sugarman
Lauren Valenti
Gillian Sagansky
Gayle King, Kevin Liles, and Erika Liles
Tom and Susan Gilroy.
Tinsley Mortimer
Stephanie La Cava
Douglas Wurtz and Amanda Wurtz
Lydia Fenet
Chiu Ti Jansen
Henry Cornell and Vanessa Cornell
Laura Love
SunHee Grinnell
Beth DeWoody
Peter Brant Jr.
Morgan Hutchinson and Brett Hutchinson
Kilian Hennessy and Elisabeth Noel Jones
Tatiana Platt
Stacey Engman
Elizabeth Musmanno and Maud Cabot
Elizabeth Scokin
Amy McFarland and Darrell Crate
Amanda Ross
Lauran Tuck and Justin Tuck
Chele Chiavacci and Susan Shin
Angelina Freitas
Jean Shafiroff

Photographs by Patrick McMullan