Friday night's event at the Palmer House for the Joffrey Ballet's Couture & Cocktails was the party of the year!!! The crowd of over 600 was SRO in the lobby for the glamorous Pamella Roland Spring/Resort 2010 show and it did NOT disappoint! The models strutted down the runway in the most exciting colors and fabrics--there was everything from daytime to evening to beach. Her sleek and glamorous designs wowed the crowd.
This was the first time a fashion show had been held in the lobby of the Palmer House and the room was awe-inspiring with help from décor genius Jonathan Ryan and lighting master, Dennis Remer, of Frost. Artistic Director,
Afterwards, guests danced to the hot sounds of gorgeous DJ, Donna D'Cruz (who had brought her family with her to the party), in the Red Lacquer Room. The State Ballroom was outfitted as a chic lounge with white leather furniture and the fashion show was replaying on a giant screen. The food by Chef Stephen Henry was a sensation and delighted all of the guests. This was the 4th Couture & Cocktails presented by the Joffrey Ballet's Women's Board and it was the biggest and best so far thanks to the support of the presenting sponsor, The Palmer House. We raised $250,000 and are thrilled with its success! Thanks to all of you who supported this fun and worthy cause! (Photos courtesy of Bob Carl, Barry Brecshen and Caitlin Saville.)
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