|The Boys' Club of New York (BCNY), which is the nation's oldest boys' club, hosted its 67th Annual Fall Dance in partnership with Balenciaga at the Plaza last Wednesday, October 28th. All guests dressed in black and white for a festive and fashionable evening for a great cause. Co-chairs for the evening were Lindsey Coleman, Stephanie Coleman, Ana Laffont, and Eleanor Ylvisaker. The evening's sensational decor was provided by Bronson van Wyck.|
|The Breast Cancer Alliance held its 20th Annual Benefit Luncheon and Fashion Show on October 22nd. Held at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, the event featured a professional fashion show curated by Richards of Greenwich and a a tear-inducing finale celebrating survivorship with thirty-two elegant and inspiring breast cancer survivors that inspired a standing ovation and resounding applause. The event raised more than $1.4 million.
Co-chaired by Jill Coyle, Meg Russell and Jennie Stehli, the benefit – themed Honor. Recognize. Embrace. – celebrated BCA's steadfast commitment to improving survival rates and quality of life for those affected by breast cancer. In celebration of the organization's 20th Luncheon BCA set an ambitious goal to increase its grant making by $400,000.
|Anne Thompson, NBC News' Chief Environmental Affairs correspondent was the keynote speaker, covering for fellow breast cancer survivor, NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, who sent her well wishes via video.
Over the past 19 years, Breast Cancer Alliance has awarded $20 million in grants, funding innovative research, regional education, dignified support, screening for the underserved, and one-year postgraduate breast surgery fellowships at some of the nation's leading research institutions.
For information www.breastcanceralliance.org
|Late last month, an elbow-to-elbow crush of stellar architects, designers and real estate potentates crowded the Rainbow Room for the annual Sir John Soane's Museum Visionaries Gala Dinner. "We not only sold out," noted architect Thomas Kligerman, president of Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation, "we had to turn people away."
Those who got in enjoyed cocktails against the backdrop of Manhattan skyscrapers and savored filet mignon prepared from a Rainbow Room recipe of 1934, the year the storied space made its debut. Presentations of the Soane Foundation Honors were made to recognize architects and designers whose work demonstrates the excellence and influence for which Sir John Soane was known.
|Architect and dean of the Yale School of Architecture Robert A.M. Stern awarded the evening's first medallion to Charles Jencks, the U.K-based, American-born architecture theorist and critic and landscape architect. Touched that an American association of architecture aficionados expends so much time and effort to support and raise funds for Soane's famous house museum at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields in London, Jencks exclaimed, "Britain, follow suit!"
Brooke Hodge, deputy director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, gave the next prize to Thomas Heatherwick, a 45-year-old British architect whose scheme for an imaginative floating park is now under review by the city as part of Hudson River Park, and who is designing a monumental sculpture at the center of Hudson Yards. The final award was announced when architect Annabelle Selldorf was beckoned to the podium by Shelby White, founding trustee of Leon Levy Foundation. Said White: "Annabelle was born in German, came to the United States to study and never left—lucky us!" Selldorf, known for her remodeling of the Neue Galerie in New York, as well as the new gallery building for David Zwirner 20th Street, said, "Thanks for celebrating Architecture with a capital A," and poignantly implored everyone to "Remember Palmyra!"
|Co-chairs for the September 30th dinner were Margaret Russell of Architectural Digest, Michael and Elizabeth Sweeney of Steinway & Sons and Robert A. M. Stern. Among other attendees were Molly and David Borthwick, Richard H. Driehaus, Jay Cross, John Ike, Joel Barkley, Richard Bernstein, Stephanie and John Flower, Katrin Henkel, Chas Miller, Anne Kriken Mann, Suzanne and David Santry, Kathleen E. Springhorn, Nicholas and Courtney Stern, Chippy Irvine, Rebecca H. Birdwell, Catherine Connolly, Steven Holl, Mariann and Michael G. Imber, Sean Johnson, Donald Albrecht, Wendy Lyon Moonan, Suzanne Tucker, Sam Roche, Joanna Bird, Gary Brewer, William Brockschmidt, Courtney Coleman, Jonathan Burden, Walter and Mary Chatham, Paul Chesney, Tammy Connor, John Danzer, Frank de Biasi, Fred Bernstein, Philae Dominick, Anne Edgar, Helen Dorey, John Edelman, Mark Ferguson, Natalie Jacobs, Eric Friedman, Steven Gambrel, Andon George, Birch Coffey, Keith Granet, Shawn Henderson, Jonathan Hogg, Daniel Perron, Nico Kienzl, Todd Klein, Sarah Magness, Hermes Mallea, Andrew Olgetree, Janice Parker, Rodman Paul, Peter Pennoyer, Foster Reeve, Charles Renfro, Linda Ruderman, Jack Ryder, Richard Sammons, Frank Sanchis, Brian Sawyer, Suzanne Stephens, Adrian Taylor, Meg Touborg, Douglas Wright and Brian Zepsa.|
|Photographs by Patrick McMullan (Boy's Club); Elaine & Chichi Ubina (BCA).|