Catherine Saxton
Photos by Rob Rich

[ Rita Hayworth Gala ] [ Gourmet Gala ] [ New York Pops ]

Buzz & Lois Aldrin with
Holly Kristen

Total Heaven

HE theme at the Rita Hayworth Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria was All The World's A Circus.  If you love Cirque du Soleil you were in total heaven, up-close and very personal with these incredible artists. 

Dressed to perfection, they performed throughout the reception, when even the guests could participate in the fun and funny faces brigade.  During dinner these breathtaking performers captured the minds and hearts of the guests as they glittered and glowed and hung overhead. 

It was all too dazzling. Among the glamorous that dinner chairman Nancy Corzine had assembled was Princess Yasmin Khan, who had created the event to raise money for Alzheimer's research, the insidious disease that claimed her beautiful mother's life. 

Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger
& Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg,
the Kennedy cousins

The First Lady of California, Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger, was honored. She also writes children's books, and just tackled this subject for her own children. She was there to honor her father Sargent Shriver, who is in the early stages of the disease. 

Accompanied by her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver (a dedicated philanthropist), and cousin Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, Maria was a powerful advocate for the cause.

Barbara Walters made sure everyone received the passionate message loud and clear.

Yazzie gathered her usual friends to the event, such as Donna Dixon, Claudia Cohen, Michele Herbert, Dennis Basso, Denise Rich, Somers Farkas and on and on and on into the night.


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Irina Dvorovenko and
Maxim Beloserkovsky

Maxim Beloserkovsky,
Sharon Bush,and
Irina Dvorovenko

Sheila and Danny Rosenblum
with Miss America Deidre Downs

Fun Affair

HE Gourmet Gala is one of the most fun events of the social year, especially if you love food!  This year, the chefs came from Brittany, and everything was combined with the glorious salty, spicy, taste of the sea.

Glorious ABT dancers, Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky, wowed the crowd, especially when told that Irina is now four months pregnant and dancing at the top of her game.  Amongst the assembled glitterati were former First Sister-in-Law Sharon Bush, looking lovely and well prepared for her coming life ahead, on the arm of billionaire tycoon Gerald Tsai, the new Miss America Deidre Downs, plus Denise and Larry Wohl. Lisa Gastineau was telling everyone about the reality show she and daughter Brittany will star in.

The gracious and generous Sheila and Danny Rosenblum underwrote the beautiful affair at the Pierre Hotel to benefit the March of Dimes and Robert Chavez, President of Hermes co-chaired the event.


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Holly Kristen and Hayley Westenra

Magical Evening

URE perfection and delight. That is the rousing critical acclaim heaped on the young and beautiful head of Hayley Westenra, the New Zealander who has taken the classical music world by storm.  Hayley appeared with the New York Pops at their opening night concert at Carnegie Hall. It was an evening of American classic tunes, a newly commissioned piece for the orchestra, a Brazilian band who captivated the audience, and Hayley.

The magical evening ended when the performers headed over to Holly Kristen's Penthouse Atelier to mingle with the Pops leader, the venerable Skitch Henderson, the musicians and artists and local VIPs.

Catherine Saxton has been a part of the New York social and celebrity scene for
the past 25 years. She has worked with Presidents, Kings and Princes,
plus celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly,
Donald & Ivana Trump, Madonna, and on, and on.

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