As noted in the past: It is a truth widely held, that ladies who lunch are wont to shop. And so a fashion show to benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has become an annual luncheon event. The options for lavish spending were displayed at Susan Gutfreund’s apartment in May, featuring models wearing Jason Wu’s dresses and gowns currently available on Bergdorf’s third floor. While the designer was not present, his assistant assured everyone he sincerely wished he could be, but was mid-air en route to Asia, launching a new fragrance. We would all get one in a goody bag, along with a cupcake from Magnolia. For guilt free spending, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation benefits from a portion of the sales. Dr. Samuel Waxman, formidable and inspiring, spoke to the rapt crowd, many women beautifully dressed for the occasion.
If you can wear Jason Wu, the designs and fabrics are beautiful. Though I am passionate about fashion, all I knew about Jason Wu was that he was a favorite of Michelle Obama. I fell in love with a Mantis Green Liquid Satin Coat and Wide Leg Pant, and a Black Crepe Satin Swarovski Crystal Embroidered Slip Gown was simply to die for. Seeing his models walk around Gutfreund’s spectacular home with views on Central Park, I could admire his work, even though, alas, he is not a designer for petites.