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Sonja Morgan, Hunt Slonem At The American Friends of Blérancourt Gala Weekend

Originally Posted: November 19, 2012

Lee Fryd

Sonja Tremont-Morgan (Director), Hunt Slonem, Eugenie Angles (President of AFB), and Eric Jirgens (Director) at the Molyneux Reception. (Photo: Andrew Werner Photography)

It might have ruined her appetite for the dinner catered by Daniel Boulud's Feast & Fetes, at the American Friends of Blérancourt gala recently at Harold Pratt House, but "The Real Housewives of New York City" co-star Sonja Tremont-Morgan made certain she had dinner with her daughter before going out for the evening. "My mother always felt dinner with the family was important," said Morgan. Supporting this non-profit -- for the expansion and gardens of the Franco‐American Museum, Chateau de Blérancourt in Picardy, France which was founded by Anne Morgan, daughter of J.P. Morgan -- is in service to her daughter, a direct descendant of J.P., as well.

Juan Pablor Molyneux and Baroness Bernard d'Anglejan-Chatillon (Founder of AFB) enjoy the reception. (Photo: Andrew Werner Photography)

Looking like American royalty herself, in a black gown with an asymmetrical beaded fishtail designed by Lorena Sarbu, Sonja greeted guests that included Baroness Bernard d'Anglejan-Chatillon (Founder of the American Friends of Blerancourt), Eugenie Anglès (President of AFB), Directors Miles Morgan and Mary Jane Pool, and Anne Dopffer (Curator Blerancourt Museum).

Many had come from around the world to enjoy a weekend of events that began Saturday at the World Trump 90th Floor Penthouse of art collectors Robin Cofer and Dominick D'Alleva, where Francine du Plessix Gray, author of "The Queen's Lover," read excerpts from her book and signed copies. On Sunday, interior designer Juan Pablo Molyneux opened his seven floor home to benefactors and patrons of the gala.

On Monday, The Anne Morgan Award of Excellence was presented posthumously to Mary Young, an officer and director of the Florence Gould Foundation from inception, and Officer in the French Legion of Honor. Harvard Historian Robert Darnton discussed Franco-American relations.

Other Notables included Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in NY, Hal Witt and Olivia Flatto of the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet, Elizabeth Stribling President of the French Heritage Society, John Young, husband of Honoree Mary Young, Nancy and Jerry Gehman, Hunt Slonem, Sandra Jones, Jay Paul, Pilar and Juan Pablo Molyneux, Kathleen Springhorn, Robert and Kate Wickham, Sarah and Chips Page, Carla and Henry Darlington, Janna Bullock, and Marquette de Bary.

The dramatic setting for a grand reception at the home of Juan Pablor Molyneux. (Photo: Andrew Werner Photography)


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