Monday, February 24, 2014

The Winter Ball

Chairmen of the Director's Council with Susan Henshaw Jones, Director of MCNY, at Museum of the City of New York's Winter Ball.
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.
Scott and Leah Soltas
Tantivy Gubelmann and Peter Allatt
Renee Rockefeller and Jill Roosevelt
Helena Lehane and Eric Javits
Sloan and Alexander Overstrom
Whitney and Henry Topping
Clifford and Lea Carpenter Brokaw with Tara and Michael Rockefeller
The Brokaws and Marina Rust and Ian Connor
Pamela Fielder and David Ford
Lea Carpenter Brokaw, Mark Gilbertson, and Marina Rust Connor
Tolomy Erpf and Danielle Tosi
Dennis Basso, Michael Cominotto, and Alexandra Lebenthal
Simone Elliott and Barton Bland
Jennifer Creel
Casey Sills
Burwell and Paul Schorr
Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia and Stephanie Foster
Webb Egerton and Lee Robinson
Polina Proshkina
Alex Lind and Louis Rose
Chiu-Ti Jansen
Annabelle and Gregory Fowkes
Yana Balan and Yung Hee Kim
Eric Villency and Caroline Fare
Evelyn Tompkins and Robert Buxton
Charlie and Sara Ayres with Christine and Steve Schwarzman
Randy Kemper and Tony Ingrao
Dr. Doug Steinbrech, Polly Onet, and Martha and John Glass
Chris and Amanda Meigher
Barbara Regna and Kristyna Halouzkova
George and Anne Baker with Tatiana and Thorne Perkin
Nina Junot and Martha Glass
Kathy and Orthon Prounis
Ara and Rachel Hovnanian
Mary Kathryn Navab and Alex Navab
Victor Geraci and Amy Hoadley
Anjali and Prakash Melwani
Dr. Steven Butensky, Di Petroff, and Marshall Heyman
Karen Klopp, Chappy Morris, and Debbie Bancroft
Jill and Andrew Roosevelt
Frederick Anderson, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes, and Marisa Noel Brown and Matthew Brown
Brian and Lisa McCarthy
Helen Lee Shifter with Fran and Ros L'Esperance
Liliana Cavendish and Di Mondo
Angela Stump, Nicole Miller, and Stephanie Clark
Amy Fine Collins
Julian Gratry and Jamie Tisch
Natalie Leeds Leventhal and Christopher Spitzmiller
Meg and Doug Braff
Kristen and Charles Krusen
Allison and Peter Rockefeller
Dr. Patrick Stubgen and Dana Stubgen
Leonel Piraino and Nina Griscom
Julia Weld and Kamie Lightburn
Mark Gilbertson, Trevor Traina, and George Farias
Merrill Curtis, Nicole Hanley Mellon, and Lesley Schulhof
Yana Balan, Yan Assoun, and Polina Proshkina
Frederick Anderson and Valesca Guerrand-Hermes
Annabel Vartanian Jeffries
Kalioppe Karella
Ashley McDermott
Mary and Guy Van Pelt
Lacary Sharpe and Linda Pratka
Julia Koch, William Astor, and Peggy Siegal
Chris and Kate Allen
Libby Fitzgerald, Tara Rockefeller, and Lisa McCarthy
Chele Chiavacci and Richard Farley
Christine and Steve Schwarzman
Tory Burch and Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos
Alex Rose, Nathalie Kaplan, and friend
Deborah Norville and Karl Wellner
Nancy Sambuco and Kristen Clark
Jennifer Cacioppo with Philip and Lisa Gorrivan
Jared Goss and Susan Henshaw Jones, Director of MCNY
Averell Mortimer and Bruce Colley
Mary and Ian Snow
John and Jackie Santos, Peeka and Art Tildesley, Evelyn Tomkins, Robert Buxton, Tracey and Bob Boyle, and Tolomy Erpf
Alexandra Porter and her table
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.
Reem Acra, Pilar wearing Reem Acra, and Montgomery Frazier
Modeling Reem Acra ...
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.
Alyson Cafiero, Montgomery Frazier, Nawel Gergi, Ben Mindich, Ingie Hassan, and Katy Mundell
Barbara Tober and Meriel Lari
Ben Mindich and Anait Bian
Cathy Hardwick
Irene Moscahlaidis, Joan Hardy Clarke, and Kathleen Hearst
Irene Moscahlaidis
Judy Auchincloss and Stephanie Stokes
Kathryn Rotella and Catherine Petree-Biron
Nina Junot and Ann Nitze
Katie Ziglar and Reem Acra
Lee Robinson, Evelyn Tompkins, and Marlene Herring
Mariam Azarm, Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, and Noreen Buckfire
Melba Ruffo di Calabria
Michele Gerber Klein
Mona Aboelnaga, Shiva Farouki, Ranya Idilby, and Ann Nitze
Montgomery Frazier, Reem Acra, and Ben Mindich
Motgomery Frazier and Anait Bian
Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, Stephanie Stokes, and Katie Ziglar
Shiva Farouki, Ranya Idilby, and Mona Aboelnaga
Susan Gutfreund and Ann Nitze

Photographs by Cutty McGill (MCNY); PatrickMcMullan.com (Freer| Sackler).