Evie Brown Andrew Heaney
Alexis Waller and
Leslie Heaney, Leslie Coleman,
Mark and Wiggie Bitter
Scalamandre Hosts Bunny Hop
Kickoff For Cancer Center
Story by Roger Webster
Photos by Patrick McMullan: Donald Bowers
IGGIE and Mark Bitter opened the doors of their luxurious new tri-level Scalamandre showroom for a Champagne Veuve Clicquot-fueled kickoff for the 13th annual Associates Committee of the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Bunny Hop.
Bunny Hop chairs Leslie Coleman, Mary Darling and Leslie Heaney told guests, including Joanne de Guardiola, Susan Bodnar, Clelia Zacharias, Chesie Breen, Sallie Giordano, Tracy and Jay Snyder, Mia Matheson, Ines Bausili, Pat Carey, Ashley Potter, Gwen Thayer, Paulette Smyth, Marilyn White, and their husbands Andrew Heaney, Michael Darling and Kevin Coleman, about how they combed the city frantically looking for a replacement venue after FAO Schwarz, site of the previous 12 Bunny Hops, shut its doors in January after a well publicized bankruptcy.
The Children’s Museum on the West Side and Toys “R” Us in Times Square were possibilities, but they could not resist the hot American Girl Place, Fifth Avenue and 49th Street, which opened last November.
Supporters Alexis Waller and Stephanie Griswold, Renée Cutting, Evie Brown, Eliza Nordeman, Tanna Dye, Elizabeth Fuller, Win and Mary Rutherford, Caterina Hausmann, Holly Cunningham, Anna Wild and Christopher Toomey, Victoria Vought, Neely Shah, Anne and Russell Byers, CJ Satterwhite, Whitney Connor and Francis Schultz, met Betsy Parkinson and Padgett Mangan, the hot young designing couple from Little Rock, Arkansas, whose stunning coats bearing the Normandy and Monroe label are all made from Scalamandre fabric which were on display.