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Power of Glamour: Jean Shafiroff And Couture Council Toast FIT Museum

Lee Fryd

Liz Peek and hostess Jean Shafiroff with author of "The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion" Virginia Postel. (Photo: Jonathan Grassi/PatrickMcMullan.com)

"Glamour is something that makes us feel if only: 'If only I could be in the world that the glamorous person, place, thing represents.'" So said Virginia Postrel, who literally wrote the book on the subject. And so, the very glamorous Jean Shafiroff and The Couture Council Board of Director of The Museum at FIT hosted a champagne cocktail party at Jean's Park Avenue floorthrough to celebrate Postrel's treatise "The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion."

Postrel told the group her book "delves into the elements that are in all kinds of glamour, whether we're talking about the glamour of couture fashion, the glamour of aviation, the glamour of technology, or the glamour of battle, which is one of the oldest uses of the term. Helen of Troy is the personification of glamour in all of its allure and all of its scariest."

Cornelia Guest Events catered the two-hour reception. The glamourous guests all walked out with copies of the book, thanks to Jean's generosity. They included: interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield, Alyson Cafiero, Bonnie Cantor, Alva Chinn, Suzanne Chute, fashion designer Victor de Souza, Alexis Doyle, Dee Dee Taylor Eustace, Patricia Falkenberg, Joseph Fichera, Laura Lofaro Freeman, Lisa Hoenshell, Sharon King Hoge, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Celerie Kemble, Michele Gerber Klein, Bonnie Koblenz and Michael Koblenz, Joan Kron, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Loeffler, Judy A. Lockhart, Elizabeth Musmanno, Leiba Neisis, fashion designer Maggie Norris, Liz Peek, Janis Savitt, Jody Schwartz, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Laren Stover, Randall and Lewen Stempler, Steven Stolman, Sophia Tzelepis, Ike Ude, Jessica Wade, Rich Wilkie, and Yliana Yepez.

The Couture Council supports the Museum at F.I.T. Membership includes five yearly, very glamorous events.

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