What to Wear to the The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Annual Winter Lunch

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The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering's 7th Annual Winter Lunch at the Rainbow Room.

There is fashion news in philanthropy as The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will once again be partnering with style-forward NET-A-PORTER.

For those of you who have attended the The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Annual Winter Lunch, you know this is one stylish group of givers and shakers who are dedicated to The Society and the essential support they provide for MSK Kids and other areas of the hospital. Pre-Covid, the committee was completely hands-on with providing time and energy into enhancing the patient experience and advancing essential research.


Amory McAndrew, Virginia Tomenson, Jamee Gregory, Alison Loehnis, Veronica Swanson Beard, Patricia Herrera Lansing, Lisa Errico, and Kristy Clark.
Jill Kargman and Amory McAndrew.
Olivia Chantecaille, Ferebee Taube, and Claiborne Swanson Frank.

Winter Lunch Co-Chairs Claire Capello, Marcella Guarino, Betsy Pitts, and Marisa Rose van Bokhorst are continuing The Society’s mission at a virtual event on February 3rd where guests will hear directly from Dr. Andrew Kung, Chair of Pediatrics, about his leadership of MSK Kids during an unprecedented year. Most importantly, he will highlight the extraordinary achievements of the young patients.


Dr. Andrew Kung.

As a long serving member of The Society, Hilary knows the importance of the affair. “Though the luncheon will be virtual this year it is more important than ever to support this amazing cause. To that end, I thought I would shop Net-A-Porter.com as if I was going to an in-person event. Like Karen, I found wonderfully chic ladies-who-lunch dresses for the occasion. And we both had pinks and pastels on our minds. Statement making earrings are a must in this time of zoom meetings and though not seen, a pretty handbag, pumps and statement sunglasses make it feel more normal. And for those just wanting to be comfortable, a classic denim pant with a cozy on trend cardigan is perfect for a cold February day.”


Top: Loveshackfancy Cashmere-Blend Cardigan, $385. Bottom: Acheval Pampa Chambray Pants, $355. Dresses: Zimmerman Linen Maxi Dress, $695 / Rixo Monet Ruffled Midi Dress, $385 / Ulla Johnson Laraline Tiered Ruffle Midi Dress, $645 / Diane Von Furstenberg Velvet Trimmed Wrap Dress, $530. Accessories: Valentino Hexagon-Frame Sunglasses, $430 / Wandler Carly Mini Shoulder Bag, $530 / Quatorze White Dewdrop, $190 / Gucci Dahlia Leather Clutch, $795. Shoes: Christian Louboutin Leather & Mesh Pumps, $795.

Ashley McDermott, Peter Webster, Martha Webster, and Hilary Dick at The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Dream Team Dinner.

NET-A-PORTER is donating 20% of sales (on full-priced items) from now through February 7th to The Society when you use the code MSK2021 at checkout. So Click Here to start shopping!


Indré Rockefeller.

Since the virtual event takes place on February 3rd,  it gave me a great opportunity to update my Valentine’s Day look. Pink is an upbeat hue that signifies health and success — “in the pink” — “everything’s rosy”!  And there are so many shades of pink to choose to brighten your winter mood.



“Hot Pink” can make even the most lockdown-looney woman perk up at the sight of it.


Jason Wu Shirred Silk – Crepon Midi, $595 / Alice & Olivia Shayla Crepe Mini, $350 / De La Vali Clara Paneled Satin, $775 / Melissa Kaye Rose Gold Enamel Earrings, $850 / Bottega Veneta Clutch, $1550 / Bottega Veneta Leather Mules, $970.

Hilary Geary Ross, Jamee Gregory, and Karen LeFrak.

While Pastel Pinks suggest a more demure approach to the shade.


Mara Hoffman Augusta Ruffled Linen Maxi, $325 / Zimmerman Brighton Ruffled Mini, $1050 / Tory Burch Embellished Tweed Jacket, $600 / Of Rare Origin Multi Stone Earrings, $1200 / S.Joon Blush Tulip Shoulder Bag, $465 / Gucci Marmont Logo -Embellished Sandals, $730

Pink Florals are ever-blooming this season.


Dolce & Gabbana Crepe De Chine Mini, $2395 / Erdem Remy Pussy-Blow Mini, $594 / Loveshackfancy Georgette Maxi, $795 / Dolce & Gabbana Stretch Crepe Midi, $2395 / 14/Quatorze Baby’s Breath Hoop, $235 /16Arlington Ralphie Mini Tote, $610 / Bottega Veneta Studded Leather Sandals, $890

And then there is the sultry sensuality of Dusty Pink.


Anna Mason Silk – Corduroy Midi, $1000 / Reformation Shirred Georgette Midi, $248 / Jimmy Choo Velvet Bucket Bag, $1815 / Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies Pumps, $695

While a virtual event, we will be together in spirit so please join this sensational gathering to ensure that MSK Kids will continue to swiftly translate scientific discoveries to develop new cancer treatments for the children who desperately need them.

For a link to the event, which you will receive via email prior to the event date, please make a donation to The Winter Lunch via this link.

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