Alyssa Fung and Alan Casden
Susan and Alan Casden’s tennis court was converted into Versailles for a day.
A model channels Marie Antoinette.
Tracy Esse and John Cruz
Susan Casden, Ron Frasch and Barbara Cirkva
Suzanne Kayne and Jenni Kayne
The PartyPhilanthropists Susan and Alan Casden, together with Saks Fifth Avenue, hosted a luncheon and staged a resort-worthy runway show at their Beverly Hills home, benefiting the Aviva Foundation.The Players Ron Frasch, Steve Sadove, Joe Boitano, Barbara Cirkva, Kathleen Ruiz, Christine Chiu, Shiva Rose, NJ Goldston, Monique Lhuillier The Highlights A no-expenses-spared re-creation of the Versailles gardens built on top of the Casdens’ tennis court, complete with topiaries and gurgling fountains, set the stage for Chanel’s pre-spring show, mirroring Karl Lagerfeld’s runway presentation that debuted on the palace grounds earlier this year. Models dressed in 49 looks fit for a modern-day Marie Antoinette strutted down the gravel runway to the delight of nearly 200 guests, who, for a fleeting moment, imagined being whisked away to the Sun King’s estate—only to be reminded by the unusually high fall temperatures that they were, after all, still in L.A. Photography by Patrick Mcmullan