“They asked me if I would be involved, and I said, ‘I love East Hampton. I love what they [East Hampton Historical Society] do.’ So it was an honor and very much an easy decision,” Honorary Chairperson Aerin Lauder told Hamptons.com at the Preview Benefit Cocktail Party for the 2016 East Hampton Antiques Show, presented by the East Hampton Historical Society.
In addition to Lauder, the opening night soiree on Friday, July 22nd brought out the likes of Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder, Eric Zinterhofer, Kelly Klein, Charlotte Moss, Richard Meier, Susan Wood, Kendell Cronstrom and Alejandro Saralegui. Guests were treated to bites from Brent Newsom, sips from Domaine Franey Wines & Spirits and music by Jane Hastay and Peter Martin Weiss, but the main attraction was the remarkable, eclectic collection of antiques, art, jewelry, and collectibles, which included vintage finds from Chanel, Hermes and other timeless, beloved brands that can be passed down from generation to generation.
Upon entering this year’s Show, attendees could browse through a selection of goods from a pop-up store featuring Lauder’s Aerin brand. Items included beautiful gold clamshell boxes, irresistibly scented candles and perfumes and more. Ralph Lauren also hosted a pop-up shop that highlighted t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and other items from their collaboration with the East Hampton Historical Society.
“It’s our 10th anniversary, so we’re thrilled to have Aerin Lauder as our honorary co-chair,” explained event chair Debbie Drucker. “Everybody’s looking forward to a wonder night and a wonderful weekend.”
Held at Mulford Farm in East Hampton, this year’s East Hampton Antiques Show highlighted 50 distinguished art and antique dealers, who provided a plethora of exceptional and rare goods for the home and garden. The weekend-long happening brought out over 2,000 visitors.
Designer Charlotte Moss was brimming with optimism about potential purchases. “It’s a must attend event,” she told us. “We always have high hopes, and we’re never disappointed.”
Proceeds from the East Hampton Antiques Show benefit East Hampton Historical Society, whose mission is to “serve the residents and visitors of East Hampton by collecting, preserving, presenting and interpreting the material, cultural and economic heritage of the town and its surroundings.”
For more information, visit www.easthamptonhistory.org.