November 17, 2011
Ferragamo Soirée to benefit the High Museum
Fashion + Cocktails for a Cause
- Photos by BenRosePhotography.com
Art and fashion patrons filed into the Ferragamo boutique for a private cocktail soirée and Fall capsule collection and Resort preview to benefit the High Museum of Art
President of Ferragamo USA,Vincent Ottomanelli, flew in for the occasion. He was joined by Atlanta Ferragamo GM Bill Heckelmann, Vanity Fair magazine, Ruth Richardson Kelly of the High Museum of Art, and special hosts Elizabeth and Chris Willett, Michelle and David Crosland, Holli and Ian Easton, and Emily Amy and Alex West—each dressed to the nines in Ferragamo.
The gleaming, newly renovated and expanded Ferragamo boutique at Lenox Square, which now stocks ready-to-wear and runway collection pieces, in addition to accessories.
The Scene Makers
Some of Atlanta’s most stylish sipped champagne and enjoyed hors d’euvres while admiring runway raves from the Salvatore Ferragamo fall/winter collection and a preview of casual looks to evening gowns from the spring resort collection. The event comes on the heels of Ferragamo’s sponsorship of the High Mueum of Art’s Picasso to Warhol Gala, which celebrated an exhibition of 14 modern masters from MoMA. Ferragamo's sponsorship of the exhibit is fitting, since founder Salvatore Ferragamo often took inspiration from contemporary art and even designed a men's shoe for Andy Warhol that was re-issued in 2010 and now available at the Atlanta boutique. Among the crowd on hand to celebrate the boutique's new design and runway collections: Barbarella and Rene Diaz, Monica Dioda, Charlene Crusoe Ingram, Joanne Gross, Ginny Brewer, Alex Davis, Marian Goldberg, Kayla Shipman, Stan Mukoro.
A percentage of sales from the evening benefitted the High Museum of Art
SEE SLIDESHOWS BELOW OF THE EVENT AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM FERRAGAMO’S RESORT 2012 COLLECTION