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A Runway Success

| May 26, 2011 | Parties National

The Party: A lunch and Oscar de la Renta fashion show benefiting the Children’s Institute, held at the Beverly Wilshire. The Players: Patricia Brown, Betsy Bloomingdale, James Galanos, Maria Bell, Topsy Doheny, Eliza Reed Bolen, Gayle Wilson, Betty Helms Adams, Emanuele Aliotti Visdomini, Marcia Wilson Hobbs, Constance Gavin, Gail Oppenheimer, Shirlee Fonda, Troy Garity, Jane Eisner, Barbara Davis, Lynn Booth, Maria Hummer Tuttle, Boaz Mazur, Laura-Lee Woods. The Highlights: The ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire swelled with a sea of hats and spring colors, with more than 800 guests in attendance for the sold-out luncheon. The occasion was also topped with a runway show of Oscar de la Renta’s fall collection, fresh from New York Fashion Week. Nancy Reagan, a 49-year veteran of The Colleagues, was the recipient of this year’s Champion of the Children award, presented by her good friend, de la Renta. “I have been involved with The Colleagues on and off for 15 years,” says de la Renta. “I think it’s a wonderful organization, and a lot of the ladies are my customers—and I love to come to California.”
Photos by Alex J. Berliner/ABImages



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