|The Director's Council of the Museum of the City of New York hosted the annual Winter Ball gala last Wednesday night at the Pierre. Sponsored by Dennis Basso, this was the 29th and most financially successful, raising more than $575,000 for the museum programs, with 470 attending the black-tie evening.|
|Last Thursday afternoon designer Reem Acra hosted an exclusive afternoon of champagne and beautiful dresses at her fifth avenue boutique to benefit The Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Galleries. Guests enjoyed a private viewing of the designer's personal collection of traditional Arab world garments, and guests were able to see first hand Ms. Acra’s pre-fall 2014 collection.
The Host Committee for the event included: Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Patricia Kluge, Ann Nitze, Susan Pillsbury, Sana Sabbagh, Dame Jillian Sackler DBE, Barbara Tober and Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Galleries.
|Guests included: Mona Aboelnaga, Reem Acra, Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, Judy Auchincloss, Mariam Azarm, Anait Bian, Catherine Petree-Biron, Noreen Buckfire, Karen Burke, Alyson Cafiero, Melba Ruffo di Calabria, Giosetta Capriati, Isabel Carden, Lila Castellaneta, Joan Hardy Clarke, Samia Faroukl, Montgomery Frazier, Nawel Gergi, Susan Gutfreund, Cathy Hardwick, Ingie Hassan, Kathleen Hearst, Marlene Herring, Ranya Idilby, Irene Moscahlaidis, Maxine Janes, Jaime Jimenez, Nina Junot, Michèle Gerber Klein, Meriel Lari, Benjamin Le Hay, Jonathan Marder, Sylvia and John Mazzola, Clara Menaldino, Ben Mindich, Katy Mundell, Ann Nitze, Pam Owens, Corinne Plumhoff, Lee Robinson, Kathryn Rotella, Joanna Roth, Sana Sabbagh, Judith Schlosser, Stephanie Stokes, Barbara Tober, Evelyn Tompkins, Diana Tsao, Susan Zaro, and Katie Ziglar.
A percentage of everything that was sold during the event was generously donated to The Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Galleries.
Photographs by Cutty McGill (MCNY); PatrickMcMullan.com (Freer| Sackler).