Vogue’s Festive Fetes

Thursday, December 15, 2011
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The magazine that just made history by putting a 62 year old Meryl Streep on its January cover had no shortage of holiday spirit this past week.  First up: an exclusive preview of LACOSTE’s Spring/Summer 2012 women’s runway collection, designed by new Creative Director Felipe Oliveira Baptista.  Style expert Ann Caruso welcomed guests like Lola Rykiel, Natalie Leeds Leventhal and Bee-Shyuan Chang to LACOSTE’s Madison Avenue penthouse showroom, where she personally walked each person through the collection – and modeled some of the pieces herself.  Most impressive? The sporty-chic mini-dresses with inspired color combinations and the leather vests and jackets.

Later in the week, Vogue hosted another chic gathering – an exclusive holiday shopping event at Giuseppe Zanotti’s shoe store on Madison Avenue. Hosted by Clos-ette’s Melanie Fascitelli – wearing a pair of turquoise Zanotti platforms to die for – the evening’s sales benefited the New York Presbyterian Phyllis and David Kamansky Center for Children’s Health.   DJ Brendan Fallis‘s tunes kept the intimate but enthusiastic guest list in a festive mood whilst sipping champagne and trying on shoes – all for a good cause.

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