On Saturday, August 3, Southampton Hospital’s 55th Annual Summer Party – Forward to the Future will take place for the first time in the Art Southampton Pavilion. This enchanted evening, so elegantly chaired by Jean Shafiroff, Audrey Gruss, Allen & Co., Barclays and Douglas Elliman will be a philanthropic delight as designer Antony Todd transforms the pavilion into a spectacle of sight and sound. The festive evening of cocktails, silent auction, raffle, dinner and dancing to benefit The Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department and The Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart and Stroke Center will feature emcee Chuck Scarborough, dancing to The Alex Donner Orchestra and catering by Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs. For more information, please contact Southampton Hospital Foundation at 631.726.8700, ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For what to wear to a dazzling summer soiree with an eye to the future, we chose two chic and stylish ensembles, that will look cool through cocktail hour, then turn hot on the dance floor, after 9:30, when, the the fabulous junior set arrives to kick the celebration into high gear. We consulted our fashionable friend, Jean Shafiroff with the burning question “Long or Short?” to learn that both we appropriate options. The chiffonny, color blocked By Malene Birger will be swaying to the sounds as the band begins to play. It is a design that reaches into the archives of the past Grecian style while presenting a totally modern vibe. Ditto the Marchesa classic navy, woven silk, one-shouldered sheath that is updated by Hervé Van der Straeten’s contemporary statement jewelry. Forward to the Future is such an optimistic, hopeful theme for a party and our true blue selections reflect the beautiful spirit of the evening.