The 250+ Guests at our
3rd Annual New York Bag Ladies Luncheon and Silent Auction at 583 Park Avenue on April 14th...
They also honored NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who remarked that “this [cause] means the world to me,” and handbag and shoe designer Mary Norton, creator of the “MooRoo” evening bag line and “Frosting by Mary” for the Home Shopping Network. “Diagnosing lupus is like hunting a panther in the dark,” she said.
“Woman of Achievement” award recipients Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Mary Norton
The silent auction also launched designer, vintage, and celebrity handbags out onto the avenues and in to the homes of stylish New Yorkers. Bags were donated by the likes of Chanel, Prada, Burberry, and Valentino, as well as by such well-known figures and celebrities as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (golf bag), Beyoncé, Heidi Klum, Liza Minnelli, Courtney Cox, Katie Couric, andGossip Girl’s Blake Lively.
Jessye Norman with Foundation Board Member Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, who will be honored along with her husband, U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), at the Foundation’s November 21, 2011 Gala.
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