The FIT Couture Council Toasts “The Power of Glamour”

Friday, November 8, 2013

“You often read about a return to glamour, but really it’s very fragile – especially in a culture that values things the opposite of glamour like comfort and transparency,” explained Virginial Postrel at her book party on Tuesday night, which celebrated “The Power of Glamour.” Hosted by Jean Shafiroff and The Couture Council Board of Directors of The Museum at FIT, the intimate reception – feted at a tres glamorous UES private residence – drew the likes of Steven Stolman, Rich Wilkie, Janis Savitt, Celerie Kemble, Michele Gerber Klein, Maggie Norris, Ike Ude, Victor de Souza, Geoffrey Bradfield, Lucia Hwong Gordon, and Laura Lofaro Freeman.

“It’s a book,” Postel continued, “that tries to get at what glamour is beyond it being splashed on magazines to sell an issue. Something that’s glamorous makes us feel ‘if only.'” Should that have not given the champagne sipping swells a good enough notion of the elusiveness of the oft-debated term, they have the rest of the party season to mull it over: ever the gracious host, Shafiroff generously gifted each guest a copy of the book to take home with them.


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