The Etro soiree for the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education on Thursday, May 18 was so much the place to be, we heard a few well known ladies crashed it. On the invite list who attended were Ivana Trump, Adrienne and Gigi Vittadini, Elizabeth Segerstrom, Peter Bacanovic, Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney, and Barbara Tober. They were among the Old Guard who came out for hosts Jacopo Etro, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, and Jacqueline Weld Drake at Etro’s Madison Avenue flagship store.
Etro presented its Pre Fall 2017 men’s and women’s collections styled with Prince Dimitri’s jewels. Dimitri additionally presented his Passion for Paisley collection in museum-ready cases throughout the store.
The shop was dripping with florals as Marjorie Gubelmann (DJ MAD MARJ) spun lively remixes of familiar tracks for guests that also included: Ian Mellencamp, Jazmin Grimaldi, Stefano Tonchi, Edward Barsamian, William Kahn, Jennifer Creel, James Aguiar, Tatiana Gecman Waldeck, and Haydee Morales.
The Etro family has a deep passion for art, culture, and tradition and simultaneously embraces the constant need to innovate. This New Tradition concept is the hallmark of Etro’s brand. The paisley is its famed symbol. The collaboration between Etro and Prince Dimitri was a seamless effort of like minds in celebrating the paisley. 10 percent of sales generated from the evening and through the weekend are to benefit Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education. Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education’s mission is to empower youth and their families by creating a culture of learning through high quality social, cultural, and education opportunities.
For more information about Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, visit www.casitamaria.org.