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Vive la France!

by Emily Abramovici Photographed by Lucia Hwong Gordon, Jean Shafiroff, Lauren Day Roberts, Janna Bullock, Lauren Lawrence==Bastille Day Party Hosted by Jean Shafiroff==Le Cirque, NYC==July 14, 2016==©Patrick McMullan==Photo - Sean Zanni/PMC====
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bastille Day Luncheon in Honor of the French

Author and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted a Bastille Day Luncheon at Le Cirque Restaurant in New York on July 14. Bastille Day commemorates the unity of the French people after the Storming of the Bastille prison in Paris, France in 1979.

Shafiroff is a board member of the French Heritage Society in New York City and passionately spoke against the Paris Terror attacks in November 2015. Unfortunately, another terror attack took place moments after the luncheon in Nice, France. The attack abruptly shook French citizens during their annual day of celebration.

Last November, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Jean Shafiroff hosted a candle light vigil after the terror in Paris. The packed room of supporters commemorated victims who lost their lives in the terrorist attack.

Notable attendees included: Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Best-selling authors Michael Gross and Nina Burleigh, Sharon Bush, CeCe Black, Geoffrey Bradfield, Ann Rapp, Roy Kean, Catherine Sabino, Janna Bullock, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Randi Schatz, Victor De Souza, Lee Fryd, Lady Lillian Cavendish, Patricia Shia, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Margot Langenberg, Kevin Roche.

Photos courtesy of Patrick McMullan Company


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