December 7, 2011
Forward Arts Fashion Luncheon with Saks Fifth Avenue
Fashion & Fine Arts
- Photos by BenRosePhotography.com
Straight from Italy, Giambattista Valli’s couture creations ruled the runways for the Forward Arts Foundation’s annual soirée at the St. Regis Atlanta.
Co-chairs Betsy Glenn and Bet Pope, honorary chair Joyce Ferris, Forward Arts Foundation Chairman Linda Stephenson, Saks Fifth Avenue Atlanta President/GM Cathie Wilson, Saks Atlanta Marketing Director Michele New, St. Regis Events Director Harrison Rohr
The Astor Ballroom of the St. Regis Atlanta in Buckhead, with décor and florals by Kathy Rainer and Tricky Wolfes of “Parties to Die For.”
Ladies dressed in their afternoon best (and a few gents) enjoyed a champagne reception, followed by an Italian-themed lunch in honor of featured fashion designer Gianbattista Valli. The runway was awash in gorgeous frocks and capes from Valli’s Spring 2012 Collection, culminating with a parade of frothy ball gowns, including a show-stopping Tango-red number.
Among the Atlanta arts patrons in attendance: Mary Portman, Elizabeth Willett, Rhonda Milner, Nina Cheney, Jennifer Morgan, Aimee Chubb, Ginny Brewer, Susan Forehand, Molly Beery, Cameron Ide, Melanie Boltax, Felicia Huger, Peaches Page, Michelel Sullivan, Barbara Guillaume, Denise Cohen, Jennifer Ansley, Caroline Tucker, Stephanie Blank, Frances Laudermilk.
Saks Fifth Avenue Atlanta, St. Regis Atlanta, Alston & Bird, Dorsey Alston Realtors, and Wells Fargo Private Bank
The annual event benefits the Forward Arts Foundation and its 45-year history of support of the visual arts in Atlanta, including contributions to The High Museum of Art, The Atlanta History Center, The Michael C. Carlos Museum, MOCA GA, The Emerging Artist Award and SCAD Atlanta.