David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

14 August 2006

Summer Days

Patrick McMullan, Ralph Destino Jr., and R. Couri Hay hosted a special kick-off party for fashion designer and animal lover Jackie Rogers, along with Frances Hayward and her dog Amigo, Lisa McCarthy, her daughter Alana and their rescued dog Katrina, who will be honored at this year's Animal Rescue Fund benefit.

The kickoff took place at Rogers' East Hampton boutique at 3 Newton Mews where they unveiled Jackie's signature dog collars and 2006 fall collection. Rogers also exhibited famous photographs from her fascinating past including those of Andy Warhol, Coco Chanel, Federico Fellini, Marcello Mastroianni, Betty Catroux, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson and Angelica Houston .

The event was a kickoff for the Chow Chow Bow Wow benefit. Animal lovers and their dogs stopped by to pick up dog collars for their beloved pooches with all proceeds benefiting The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. Guests included ARF's executive director Sara Davison, singer Samantha Cole, Alison Minton, Pamela Fielder, Gail Murphy, Grand Classics co-founder Katrina Pavlos, Allison Weiss Brady, Elaine Sargent, Abby Weisman, architect Mike Latham, Designer Anait Bian, Ruth Silverman and her dog Ruthie, The collars will be sold with a portion of the proceeds donated to ARF moving forward at Jackie Rogers' boutiques in East Hampton, Palm Beach and New York City.

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons' Chow Chow Bow Wow Ball will celebrate the YEAR OF THE DOG with a Chinese-themed dinner and dance to be held at the home of Ellen and Chuck Scarborough in Southampton on August 19th. You can still get tickets by calling 631-537-0400 x2081