New York's design cognoscenti gathered at the annual Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club President's Dinner Tuesday evening and raised over $500,000 for one of the design industry's most beloved charities. The event kicks off the annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House, which runs May 7-June 4.
Left to Right: Tony Ingrao, Margaret Russell, Randy Kemper, Richard and Marcia Mishaan
Dennis Basso, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Michael Bruno, Tony Ingrao, Randy Kemper, Vicente Wolf, Thom Filica, Bunny Williams, Margaret Russell, Mario Buatta, Richard and Marcia Mishaan, Jim Lebenthal, and James Huniford were among the attendees at the famous Madarin Oriental Hotel.
Left to Right: Thom Filicia, Michael Bruno, Libby Fraser, Mario Buatta
The dinner was chaired by interior designer Bunny Williams and Architectural Digest editor in chief Margaret Russell, and Kips Bay Chairman Jim Druckman emceed. Special honors went to Jennifer Steinbrenner of The New York Yankees and Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel Director and President of the Museum of the City of New York.
Left to Right: Bunny Williams, Susan Henshaw, James Lebanthal
Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club members treated guests to two performances throughout the evening, the first was ’96,000’ from the Broadway hit In The Heights, the second was ‘The Prayer’, originally performed by Andrea Bocelli.