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THE COUTURE YOUNG PATRONS OF THE MUSEUM AT FIT OPENING NIGHT OF FOOD & FASHION EXHIBITION

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  The Couture Council Young Patrons The Couture Council Young Patrons (CCYP) of The Museum at FIT (MFIT) took part in the opening night party of the Food & Fashion exhibition, an exhibition that explores the impact of food and food culture on fashion design. Food & Fashion includes over 80 garments and accessories by designers including Moschino, Stan Herman, and Carolina Herrera.    Lizzie Asher And Sharon Coplan Hurowitz Kit Keenan With Cynthia Rowley, And Adrien Gardner Lesser The exhibition is co-curated by Melissa Marra-Alvarez, MFIT's curator of education and research, and Elizabeth Way, the museum's associate curator of costume.  Notable guests of the CCYP included the co-founders of the Couture Council Young Patrons Lizzie Asher and Adrien Gardner Lesser, shoe designer featured in the show Dyandra Raye, fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and influencer Kit Keenan, artist and designer Maayan Zilberman, publisher Sharon Coplan Hurowitz, and fashion icon and philanthr

ARTIST DON HERSHMAN'S NEWEST EXHIBITION "THE ART OF CODE SWITCHING" @ SALOMON ARTS GALLERY

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  Don Hershman Elton Ilirjani With Julia Ilirjani Fresh off the heels of his last sold-out show in New York, ‘Donald and Victor:  Under the Influence,’ visionary artist Don Hershman turned his passion once again into purpose with his newest exhibition of 20 paintings entitled “The Art of Code Switching,” which debuted at the Salomon Arts Gallery in Manhattan’s Tribeca district.   The show is a brilliant symphony of single and double imagery enmeshing color and shadows – used as a metaphor for the increasing need for social navigation.  People of color, women and the LGBTQ community are once again faced with Code Switching, a social tool altering language and behavior and becoming increasingly compulsory within today’s shifting political climate.  “Like many artists, my paintings are an expression of my personal and political surroundings.  It’s 2023.  This is what’s happening.” Sparkling Wine served at the reception was supplied courtesy of Single Married Divorced founded by Irina Pata

DISCOVER THE WORLDS NEXT RISING STARS FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ANDY WARHOL & HOPPER AT @ MVVO AD ART SHOW 2023

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MVVO AD ART SHOW 2023 MvVO ART, the creator of AD ART SHOW, in partnership with the Clio Awards, proudly presents the AD ART SHOW 2023, unearthing the vibrant fine artists emerging from the advertising world. This unique showcase will take place at Powerhouse Arts (PHA), a not-for-profit organization committed to creative expression. Housed in a purpose-built facility in Brooklyn, the organization hosts an extended network of art and fabrication professionals and educators who work together to co-create and share artistic practices vital to the wellbeing of artists and the communities to which they belong. As spotlighted by The New York Times, Powerhouse Arts symbolizes the rebirth of 'Brooklyn's Batcave' into a modern artistic haven. The AD ART SHOW was founded with the intention of bridging the artistic disciplines of fine art and advertising. Drawing inspiration from artists like Andy Warhol and Edward Hopper, whose roots in commercial art informed a pioneering career in

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS TIMES SQUARE FASHION WEEK

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Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine With Dee Rivera & Jean Shafiroff  Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist and fashion icon, once again hosted  Times Square Fashion Week2023 .  The event  took over Times Square NYC with the largest attendance in NYFW that included over 10,000  spectators. Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine attended and was a sponsor. NYS Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright also attended and presented awards. Dee Rivera, Time Square Fashion Week founder and producer, was also on-hand for this exciting fashion  event.   Jean Shafiroff In Times Square Jean Shafiroff, dressed in a   Oscar de la Renta red silk ball gown  ,  said of the show, “ It is an absolute honor to host this event that showcases the unique talents of some of our  most creative new fashion designers.   The setting, Times Square, could not be more representative of New York City and its incredible ability to shine as one of the most spectacular  cities in the world. We are extremely thankful for the

SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION 41ST ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

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  Dennis Herman With Dr. Samuel Waxman & Gary Jacob The Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, NY was once again the scenic location for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s (SWCRF) 41st Annual Golf Tournament. More than 80 participants persevered through thunderstorms to raise more than $200,000 in support of SWCRF cancer research initiatives such as the Institute Without WallsTM, the International Network for Aging and Cancer Research, and the SWCRF Women’s Cancer Research Program. Together, these programs are funding more than 60 scientists across the United States and around the world.  Over the last 20 years, scientific advancements have led to a decrease in cancer mortality by nearly 30 percent. However, despite significant progress in prevention, cancer incidence is increasing worldwide. To combat this, SWCRF directed more than $2.3 million in donor-supported funds to some of the world’s leading research institutions and scientists this year alone. Unique to SW

ELTON ILIRIJANI ON THE RUNWAY FOR CHRIS MENA AND HIS COLLECTION 'FROM THE STREET' FOR NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

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  Elton Ilirjani Elton Ilirjani, international model, activist and philanthropist took to the runway during New York Fashion Week 2023 to model for Chris Mena and his “From the Street” – his 3rd collection has been five years in the making.  Elton and other models walked the unique runway which first exited the building’s interior and descend the ramp towards the courtyard, offering the audience below a semi-obstructed preview of Elton, before he turned and continue their descent away from the crowd into a visually-obstructed corner. Once he completed his descent, he turned around and re-emerged into the courtyard presenting their garment in full view to the expectant and awaiting audience.   Chris Mena Presenting the final look of the show, Elton wowed onlookers wearing an exclusive outfit crafted from repurposed items from the streets of New York crafted into a ready-to-wear garment, making an important statement about sustainability, but also about creativity and the versatility of

ADAM LAMBERT PERFORMS AT PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATIONS ANNUAL GALA IN THE HAMPTONS

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  Adam Lambert The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) 23rd Annual Gala in the Hamptons took place at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY. The summer benefit supported the Annual PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament and celebrated the millions raised and achievements made in the past 30 years through PCF. Founder Michael Milken and The Gala in the Hamptons weekend hosts and sponsors welcomed guests to enjoy, engage and be entertained while helping to fund groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research.   Michael Milken The gala began with a lively cocktail reception as distinguished guests and athletes entered the breathtaking Parrish Art Museum terrace.  Total Sponsorships and ticket sales were valued at $1.25 million. In addition to this, the live auction was swift, raising more than $5.6 million for the Foundation’s work.  The lavish dinner party gave way to special musical performances from multi-award-winning Adam Lambert. This celebration set the tone for the weekend leading up to the f

MARTIN & JEAN SHAFIROFF CELEBRATE BLUE MOON & PATRICK MCMULLANS BIRTHDAY

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  Jean Shafiroff Julia Haart With Jean Shafiroff Patrick McMullen Friends of famed photographer Patrick McMullen gathered at the home of Martin and Jean Shafiroff in Southampton to celebrate the Blue Super Moon and his birthday.  The surprise last minute birthday party for Patrick brought 100 of his Hampton's friends and acquaintances together.  A dinner of sushi, pizza and birthday cake was served.  Patrick ended up photographing his own birthday party which is nothing new for him. He was quoted saying " The unexpected stars of the party were the Super Blue Moon and the super cool indoor swimming pool."   Music was provided by DJ Reggie Wells.   Jean Shafiroff With Ese Azenabor Fern Mallis Bonnie Pfeifer Evans And Dan Shedrick Notable attendees included: Patrick McMullen, Martin and Jean Shafiroff, Julia Haart, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Josh Fox, William and Liliana Cavendish, Fern Mallis, Ese Azenabor, Piet Sinthuchai, Marcus Teo, Peter Som, Renee Cox, William Quigley, Ese

ELYSIAN'S 'CATWALK FUR BABY' WINS BEST DOCUMENTARY @ NEW YORK CITY INTERNATIONAL FASHION FILM FESTIVAL

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  Dr. Christina Rahm With Cover Jean Shafiroff   Lizzie Asher Elysian, an international luxury lifestyle brand created to inspire and reflect the interests of women, held a trifecta of events in New York City to showcase their work, accept awards for their documentary Catwalk Furbaby and with partner DRC Ventures hold a tasting of their Rahm Roast Coffee brand at chocolatier MarieBelle New York.   Karen Floyd With Maribel Lieberman Dr. Christina Rahm With Dusquesne Cook Leesa Rowland Starting the trilogy of events in conjunction with DRC Ventures was the launch of the 2023 Fall Art issue of Elysian Magazine at the National Arts Club. The Club building itself is a historic venue – the home of Samuel Tilden. The 25th Governor of New York acquired 15 Gramercy Park South in 1863 and hired Calvert Vaux, a famed architect and one of the designers of Central Park, to ensure its design would endure.  The Club maintains a permanent art collection featuring artists including Daniel Putnam Brinle

CONSUELO VANDERBILT & EMILIO ESTEFAN DAZZLE NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

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  Consuelo Vanderbilt-Costin With Emilio Estefan Grammy-winning producer Emilio Estefan united during New York Fashion Week with Consuelo Vanderbilt's trailblazing social network, SohoMuse, to present the groundbreaking show “Latin Ignition – The Magic of Art.”  Hundreds of notable attendees gathered at Manhattan’s landmark Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to witness the incredible platform along with Estefan Enterprises, Inc. to present the thrilling work of designers Alvin Valley, Laura Garcia, Nabys Vielman, and C├ęsar Galindo.   Mariebel Lieberman Anna Dianova The collections whit the runway in the hallowed halls of the art institute as Los Rabanes and DJ Hex Hector performed before a captivated audience.  Latin Ignition showcased a movement that highlights the work of some of the most prolific Latino artisans as the Latin American market makes up some 18% of the population of the United States and therefore a significant proportion of the Country’s creative energy.  Uniquely, the p

JEAN SHAFIROFF & REBECCA SEAWRIGHT HOST ABOVE AND BEYOND LEADERSHIP AWARDS IN SOUTHAMPTON

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  Jean Shafiroff Jean Shafiroff With Rebecca Seawright Fern Mallis NYS Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright and past honoree Jean Shafiroff hosted the Above and Beyond Leadership Awards at the Southampton home of Martin and Jean Shafiroff. The event was chaired by Jean Shafiroff and co-Chaired by Joan MacNaughton with presenter Victoria Schneps-Yunis of Schneps Media.    Rebecca Seawright With David Hochberg & Jean Shafiroff Lucia Hwong Gordon   Robert Budd With Rebecca Seawright Patricia Silverstein Victoria Schneps Susan L.Taylor   Mitchell Draizin Joan McNaughton The honorees included: Frederico Azevedo, Susan Taylor, Fern Mallis, Patricia Silverstein, David Hochberg, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Robert S. Budd, Mar Morosse, Phd. and Mitchell Draizin. In addition, Patrick McMullan received a Citation from Rebecca Seawright for his outstanding work and contributions to photography. About Jean Shafiroff: Jean Shafiroff is a philanthropist, humanitarian, TV host, writer, and the author of the