SOCIETY OF MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING
Center's Antique Preview
Raises Almost $1 Million
Story by Roger Webster
Photos by Jimi Celeste/PMc
WHO’S WHO of New York headed for the Park Avenue Armory on 67th Street to kick off the fall social season with a bang at the 15th Annual Preview Party for the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show.
Hosted by the Society for the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, raised almost one million dollars for patient care, research and education programs.
Co-Chairmen Jamee Gregory and Leslie Jones threw open those massive armory doors to welcome 1200 guests, including Hilary Dick, Sharon Bush, Pat Buckley, Julia and David Koch, Coco and Arie Kopelman, Michele Gerber Klein, Blaine Trump, Shoshanna Lonstein, Ivana Trump, Nan Kempner, Muffie Potter Aston, Andrea Stark, Evelyn Lauder, Henry and Marie-Josee Kravis, Carroll Petrie, Anne Bass and Adolfo, who purchased tickets to see and be seen—and to shop!
There was over $250 million worth of English, Continental, French, and Russian antiquities.
Tom Guinzburg created a scavenger hunt that challenged ticket buyers to match 10 riddles to the names of some of the 56 exhibiting dealers. Prizes included a 9-day art cruise on the luxurious River Cloud from Amsterdam to Maastricht.
The generous underwriters of the evening were Saks Fifth Avenue, represented by Jennifer de Winter, and Graff Jewelers, represented by president Henri Barguirdjian.
Others basking in the glamour of it all were Joanne and Roberto de Guardiola, our own Nina and Tim Boxer, Jessie Araskog, Daisy Soros, David Patrick Columbia, Veronica Hearst, Jamie Niven, Allison and Leonard Stern, Kathy and Rick Hilton, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Alexandra Lind Rose, Helen Schifter, Bettina Zilkha, Emilia and Pepe Fanjul, Debbie Bancroft and Chappy Morris.