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David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

12 December 2007

Dance Theater, Legendary Journalists, Botanical Balls

Last Friday night the New York Botanical Garden held its annual Winter Wonderland Ball in the Enid Haupt Conservatory at the Garden. Chairs were Cristina Cuomo, Nina Garcia, Emma J. P. Goergen, Alex Kramer, Alexandra Lebenthal, Christian Leone, Molly Sims. Junior Chairs were Byrdie Bell, Alexis Bryan, Martin Dawson, Minnie Mortimer Gaghan, Dalia Oberlander, Gillian Hearst Simonds, Claiborne Swanson, and Founding Chairmen Sloan Barnett, Whitney Fairchild, Pauline Joeger and Natalie Kaplan . Escada sponsored the event and there were lots of women in Escada as you might imagine.

Botanical Garden Balls are old-fashioned elegance in a beautiful environment. This brings out the best in the guests; it's a comfort. And it's fun.


James Killerlane and Alison Minton