Tim Malloy and Susan Bodnar

Brian and Lavinia Snyder

Vera Safai and Michael Groveman

Jamie and Eugenie Niven

Henri and Marie Barguirdjian

New York’s Crème de la Crème
Come To Benefit Cancer Center

Story byRoger Webster
Photos by John Calabrese and Mary Hilliard

HE Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's 17th Anniversary Preview Party for the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show at the Park Avenue Armory was a rousing success, raising over $900,000.

The spectacular night was underwritten by Bill Blass, represented by CEO Michael Groveman and artistic director Michael Vollbracht, and Graff, represented by CEO Henri Barguirdjian.

Co-chair Lavinia Snyder was resplendent in an espresso and chocolate dot embroidered jacket, co-chair Susan Bodnar sparkled in a copper multi feather trim jacket and dress, junior chair Eugenie Niven chose a pumpkin and copper taffeta brocade jacket with jeweled cuffs over a bronze dress, associate's chair Alexis Waller looked perfect in a silk crepe ribbon trimmed dress, and the Society's president, Vera Safai, wore a copper and black lacquered brocade evening suit.

Earlier in the month, there had been a wonderful kick-off in the Fifth Avenue apartment of Robyn and Kenneth Joseph.

The connoisseur chairmen were Pat Buckley and James Niven. The honorary chairmen were Jessie Araskog, Muffie Potter Aston, Susan Burke, Virginia Burke, Mary Carpenter, Mary Davidson, Barbara Gimbel, Joanne de Guardiola in a fur jacket by Carolina Herrera, Jamee Gregory in a white jumper with black trim, Leslie Jones, Julia and David Koch, Evelyn Lauder, Karen LeFrak, Nicole Limbocker, Carroll Petrie, Betty Sherrill, Daisy Soros and Blaine Trump.

The Juniors hosted a buffet dinner at Doubles where Mallory and Roy Kean, Melissa Berkelhammer, Mark Giordano, Eliza Nordeman, Alexandra and Steven Mandis, Mary and Michael Darling, Victoria Ashley, Alexandra Lind and Louis Rose, Denise DeLuca, Katie and John Colgate, Lisa and Robert Errico, Minnie Mortimer, Olivia Striffler, Alan Lawrence and Nancy Sambuco partied into the night.

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