Location: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
WL SPONSORED – Photos by Tony Powell
THE EVENT: Pink carpets, trumpeteers and ravishingly costumed revellers helped set the fairy tale scene for the Cinderella-themed black-tie gala. THE SCENE: Gala chairs Jean-Marie and Raul Fernandez helped gather 500 patrons, making the event the most successful in ballet history. Occasions Caterers served foie gras, lobster, and a white chocolate dessert in the shape of a carriage. Jack Lucky waved his magic wand over the floral centerpieces of hydrangeas and roses. Company members performed excerpts from Septime Webre’s recent production of “Cinderella,” which got guests in the mood to hit the dance floor until well after the clock struck twelve. THE GUESTS: Mandy and Mary Oursiman, Conrad and Ludmilla Cafritz, Jack Evans, John Firestone, Rachel Pearson, Michelle Maddux, and Ken and Bonnie Feld.