2009 May 15

The Doctor Is In

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(NEW YORK) “Let me tell you what kind of fashion sponsor Akris is,” said Sloan Barnett, one of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center luncheon chairs in a speech. “I’ve had a crazy morning and arrived here with my bra sticking out from the back. The company’s CEO, Caroline Brown, immediately took me backstage and switched bras with me!”  In fact, the entire annual fashion show charity event at midtown Cipriani felt like a sisterhood gathering with multiple attendees--all sharing Dr. Frank Chervenak as their trusted doctor. The likes of Barbara Walters, Serena Boardman, Lizzie Tisch, Jacqueline Sackler, Judith Giuliani, Eleanor Ylvisaker and Blair Husain reunited to witness the Akris fall fashion show (shown in Paris in March) in its entirety and enjoy a lunch of tomato gazpacho, breaded chicken, and lemon tart with berries.

The company’s designer, Albert Kriemler, couldn’t make it in for the event that raised nearly $500,000, but Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo and Roopal Patel welcomed the ladies to the retail mecca afterwards for the brand’s trunk show. And while many were ordering for autumn, they were thinking of summer. “I’m finally getting a break and going to Sardinia next week,” smiled Patel. Giuliani had another aim for the warm days ahead. “I’m looking forward to playing a lot of golf,” she shared. “But golf is the game that everyone tries, but not everyone succeeds in.”

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