Alex Lind Rose, Joanne de Guardiola and Alexia Hamm Ryan
Pamela Fiori and Taryn Rose
Taryn Rose Opens Shop
For Charity And Business
Story by Roger Webster
Photos by Matt Carasella/PatrickMcMullan
HE Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Town & Country jointly celebrated the wonderful Dr. Taryn Rose and her new boutique on Madison Avenue. It was a fashionable evening with the theme of "paying it forward" and philanthropy being a wise business decision.
Editor Pamela Fiori said that the magazine "does not really get involved in events unless they involve philanthropy."
Taryn Rose, looking sensational in a flirty tomato-red Oscar de la Renta dress, announced that she was once again co-sponsoring the Society's annual preview party for the Haughton International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show in October.
"It’s the opening of New York's fall social season," she noted. "I didn't want to do a big splashy store opening event and pay a celebrity. I wanted to put the money toward something that New Yorkers care about."
Statuesque Joanne de Guardiola, in a silver Chado Ralph Rucci sleeveless dress, told the group that joining her as co-chairs of this year's preview party would be two of the city's most popular and hard working young women: Alexandra Lind Rose, at the party wearing Angel Sanchez, and Alexia Hamm Ryan, in Oscar de la Renta.
The partnership of Dr. Rose and the Society is a perfect one. Taryn is all about style and substance. Formally trained as an orthopedic surgeon, she saw patients with many serious foot problems that were caused by fashion footwear: high heels and pointed toes. As lover of beautiful shoes herself, however, she understood the dilemma.
There must have been a "eureka" moment because in 1998, Rose created her own shoe collection using the most luxurious materials available and crafted by highly skilled artisans in Italy. For both men and women, the shoes are both fashionable and functional.
The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has for over 50 years attracted the most stylish women in the city, who literally roll up their sleeves to make the lives of people going through cancer care better.
At this party were such chic Society supporters as their new associates chairman Christina Smith, president Vera Safai, Lisa Errico, Mary Davidson, Nicole Limbocker, Ruth Fleischmann, Eugenie Niven, Leslie Heaney, Heather Leeds, Chesie Breen, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Gillian Miniter, Catherine and Bryan Carey and Kathy Thomas.