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The Colleagues Annual Spring Luncheon

| June 27, 2017 | Parties

The Colleagues Annual Spring Luncheon benefited the incomparable Children’s Institute Inc.

THE PARTY It wouldn’t be spring without The Colleagues’ luncheon—which is annually co-hosted by Oscar de la Renta—and this year’s did not disappoint. Held at The Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel), the fete attracted L.A.’s social set and honored esteemed actress Carol Burnett with the Champion of Children’s Award. THE SCENE During the buzzy cocktail hour, guests like Ginny Sidorick and Sharon Stone perused Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, which was donned by stunning Oscar de la Renta-clad models. Following the reception, partygoers sat down to a lunch of a roasted heirloom beet salad; grilled chicken breast with a sweet potato and aged Gouda cake; and Key lime tart for dessert. THE HIGHLIGHTS When Amy Poehler took to the stage to present Burnett with her award, the crowd instantly knew they were in for a laugh or two, but it was Burnett, who surprised the audience with her iconic “Tarzan yell,” that brought down the house. -Meg McGuire

Photos by Alex J. Berliner


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