MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER
Society Women Dazzle
At Dinner At Sotheby’s
By Roger Webster
Photos by Mary Hilliard
HE Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center raised $900,000 at a gala dinner for 325 at Sotheby's New York . The reception was held amidst incredible Latin American art and Old Master paintings, but I have to say that most eyes were on the fashionable ladies who dazzled in their elegant gowns and jewelry.
The chairmen, were especially chic: Mary Davidson, in a Jackie Rogers apricot tiered gown paired with a coral jacket and diamond brooch, Constance Casey in a floor length black gown with pink wrap designed by the Swiss designer Akris, and Kitty Sherrill in a backless gray halter dress designed by Sybilla of Madrid.
During dinner Society president Coco Kopelman, in Chanel’s light pink sheer beaded, slim-fitting gown, and Cancer Center president/CEO Dr. Harold Varmus, handsome in his tuxedo, led the award presentations to David H. Koch for corporate leadership, Dr. George J. Bosl for Medicine, and James G. Niven for Philanthropy.
Among the guests were Armene Milliken, Evelyn and Leonard Lauder, Joanne and Roberto de Guardiola, Gail Hilson, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Caroline Roehm, Perri Peltz and Eric Ruttenberg, Arie Kopelman, Patsy and Sandy Warner, Kathy and Andrew Thomas, James D. Robinson, Pat and William F. Buckley, Jr., Margo Langenberg.
Also Veronica Hearst, Alexis and John Waller, Heather and Tom Leeds, Alexia Hamm and Baird Ryan, Karin and Tony May, Barbara McLaughlin, Adrienne and Gigi Vittadini.
Also the honorees’ families: Julia Koch, Fernanda Niven and her daughters Eugenie and Fernanda, and Dr. Bosl’s daughter Christine Bosl.