April 18, 2011
CHOA and Saks
Plus Ralph Lauren on the runway
- Photos by pshone.com and Sara Hanna
The St. Regis Atlanta
Co-chairs Ginny Brewer, Liz Lazarus and Danielle Rollins; Children’s Healthcare CEO Donna Hyland; Saks Fifth Avenue GM Cathie Wilson; MC Linda Stouffer; Guest Speaker Katie Melkonian, Alison Scherr and Kimball Hastings of Ralph Lauren
The spring luncheon marked the inaugural “Women of Style and Substance” program, which honored eight Atlanta women for both their inimitable style and considerable charitable contributions. This year’s honorees were: Meg Arnold, Stephanie Blank, Merry Carlos, Marjorie Harvey, Lila Hertz, Elizabeth Klump, Jackie Montag and Lovette Russell.
The sold-out crowd of 500 included: Sarah Kennedy, Connie Brogdon, Sabina Carr, Wendy Conrad, Jimmy Adams, Abby King de Perez, Dennis Dean, Judy Mauldin, Sallie Rothschild, David York, Christy Roberts, Kimberly Lusink, Laurie Ann Goldman, Liz Schults, Cindy McLean, Barry Hutner, Amy Brumfield, Barbara Dye, Joanne Chesler Gross, Pam Kauffman, Victoria Palefsky.
The 8 lovely “Women of Style and Substance” walked the runways in head-to-toe Ralph Lauren, alongside models swathed in the latest Ralph Lauren Collection and Black Label looks. A standout among all the gorgeous flapper beads, gold fringe and velvet gowns was a black sable evening dress with split sleeves. There was not a dry eye in the ballroom after guest speaker Katie Melkonian spoke of the compassionate care that her son Frank and her entire family received at the hands of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Proceeds from the luncheon, fashion show and live auction benefitted Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Presenting Sponsors: Saks Fifth Avenue and St. Regis Atlanta. In Kind Sponsors: AirTran Airways, Atlanta Food and Wine Festival, CORE, Endive Catering, Laura Mercier, Myott Studio, National Distributing Company, Raymond Goins, Sophie’s Uptown, Spanx, Top Dog, United Distributors Inc.
Each of the eight honorees went home with a custom fashion sketch of themselves penned by talented Atlanta artist/interior designer Raymond Goins.