Continuing with the theme of star studded events marching on post fashion week. On Monday, September 16th John Demsey and daughter Marie Helene Demsey hosted a dazzling cocktail party for over 200 guests at their magnificent art-fill townhouse on the Upper East Side. The event was in honor of Casita Maria’s upcoming “2013 Fiesta” Gala.
Gala Co-Chairs Alina Cho, and Cornelia Guest, along with the Dinner Chairmen; Jacqueline Weld Drake, Aileen Mehle, and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia were on hand to mark the celebration.
Guests were able to enjoy Demseys’ outstanding collection of artwork-which includes countless photographs from photographers such as: Richard Avedon, Robert Maxwell, Albert Watson as well as other modern masters. Event photographer Patrick McMullan's work also made an appearance for the collection.
Guests in attendance at the chic soiree included: Victoria Anstead, Sara and Tim Armento, Peter Bacanovic, Kelly Bensimon, Monica Rich Kosann, Zac Posen, Polina Proshkina, Blaine Trump, Linda Wells, and many more.
The annual “2013 Fiesta” gala benefiting the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education will take place at The Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York City on October 22, 2013. This year’s honorees include John Demsey, France Chrétien Desmarais, and Eddie Palmieri.