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David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

April 14, 2011

A Fool’s Fete

Tuesday night in New York at the Mandarin Oriental, New Yorkers for Children held its 8th annual Spring Dinner Dance, “A Fool’s Fete,” presented this year by Soigne K. There was a surprise performance by Wyclef Jean and more than $550,000  was raised to benefit Youth in Foster Care.

Chairs for this glamorous evening were Allison Aston, Marisa Brown, Alina Cho, Lydia Fenet, Rory Hermelee, Nicole Esposito, and Susan Shin. Honorary Chair was Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos.

The Indian themed evening’s décor was designed by David Stark.

Very fashionable crowd: Rose McGowan, Kerry Washington, Wyclef Jean, Selita Ebanks, Karolina Kurkova, Crystal Renn, Rachel Roy, Hilary Rhoda, Zac Posen, Jack Huston, Kevin and Erika Liles, Lauran and Justin Tuck, Jessica White, Michelle Harper, Yigal Azrouel, Christian Siriano, Christian Cota, Adam Lippes, Frédéric Fekkai, Mary Alice Stephenson, Rajiv and Soigné Kothari, Beth Stern, Ariel Meredith, Derek Anderson, Victor Kubicek, Andrew Saffir, Daniel Benedict, Amy Fine Collins, Byrdie Bell, Arlenis Sosa, Fern Mallis, Melanie Fascitelli, Tinsley Mortimer, Jenna Bush Hager, Tiki Barber, Stephanie LaCava, Lily Kwong, Euan Rellie and Lucy Sykes Rellie.

You want more? Okay: Ashley McDermott, Meredith Melling Burke, Coralie Charriol Paul, Maggie Cordish, Julie Macklowe, Vanessa Cornell, Nicholas Scoppetta, John Demsey, Erica and Geraldo Rivera, Maggie Betts, Zani Gugelmann, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Alexis Maybank, Veronica Webb and Chris Del Gatto, Liz Walker, Harley Viera-Newton, Cena Jackson, Arden Wohl, Natalia Echavarria, Clare McKeon, Annabel Tollman, Kristin Rawson, Olivia Chantecaille, Lonneke Engle, Olivia Sandelman, Dalia Oberlander, Luigi Tadini, Stacy London, Peter Davis, Amy Sacco, Carson Kressley, Lauren Remington Platt and Jamie Johnson, among others.


Alison Minton and Michel Witmer