Fashion Off Fifth

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Scene: The Fashion Design Program of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts New York City Presentation at Lubin House. Todd Conniver, photo above, with models wearing Designer Kiki Huanhuan Zhang. This years exhibition was three fold:

Senior Fashion Design – Top Ten Collections of six pieces by graduating students with the leadership of professors Todd Conover, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Fashion Design, and Jeffrey Mayer, Associate Professor Fashion Design and Stylist for this event. The Senior Fashion Designers represented in the exhibit were Martha Aguirre, Nicole Brown, Victoria Harding, Katrina Meicheng Jia, Marissa Matthews, Brittany Stanski, Michelle Van Dyke, Nicole Wezowicz, Abigail Wile, and Kiki Huanhuan Zhang.
Junior Project – Fashion Without Limits initiative promotes the creation of size 12+, an inclusive fashion movement. Eighteen designs were shown. A partnership with model and entrepreneur Emme ’85 and Wolf Form Company Inc.
Vintage Details: A Fashion Sourcebook  – Book Launch by Jeffrey Mayer, Associate Professor Fashion Design and Curator of the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection, which is featured in the book, and Basia Szkutnicka, a London-based fashion lecturer and avid vintage collector.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Kiki Huanhuan Zhang.

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Scene: Emme, widely recognized as the world’s first plus-size supermodel; Dale Noelle, President TRUE Model Management; and the authors of Vintage Details: A Fashion Sourcebook, Jeffrey Mayer, Associate Professor of Fashion Design and Curator of the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection, and Basia Szkutnicka, a London-based Fashion Lecturer and avid vintage collector.

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Scene: Debra Borchardt, WWD Financial News and Analysis, viewing Vintage Details: A Fashion Sourcebook with Dr. James Fathers, Director of School of Design.

“I think it’s great that the next generation of fashion designers are being trained to be inclusive when it comes to size. Syracuse University should be very proud to be at the forefront for such an important movement toward body positivity.” — Debra Borchardt, WWD Financial News and Analysis

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Scene: Dr. James Fathers, Director of School of Design with Kath Fathers. On mannequin, wool evening suit by Norman Norell c. 1965  from the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Katrina Melchang Jal.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Nicole Wezowicz.

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Scene: Drew Haas with Hetty Easter, Fashion Faculty, and Production Assistant for the event.

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Scene: Aly Mason, Events Manager; and Jeanette M. Cornelia, Associate Director for Development, both from Lubin House.

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Scene: Briana Seferian; Pat Trainman, President, Global Garment Engineering; and Damla Tuncay.

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Scene: Senior Designers Nicole Brown, Brittany Stanski, Nicole Wezowicz, and Michelle Van Dyke.

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Scene: Basia Szkutnicka and guest.

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Scene: Elena Brown, Intern, with Rachel D’Ruan, both from TRUE Model Management.

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Scene: Junior Project, Fashion Without Limits. Second from right, Catherine Schuller, Guest Advisor on Junior Project, Fashion Without Limits, former Ford model, author, entrepreneur, and FIT instructor whose specialty is petite and plus sizes.

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Scene: Junior Project, Fashion Without Limits. Emme reviewing the garments, and Dr. James Fathers, and Kath Fathers speaking with Jakaliene Rivera, plus size model from TRUE Model Management. The talent from this agency were wearing the Junior class garments.

“It is so exciting to see talented, emerging designers learning how to create styles for all shapes and sizes. I fully support this initiative because it lays the foundation for a more inclusive and diverse fashion industry.” — Dale Noelle, President TRUE Model Management

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Scene: Junior Project, Fashion Without Limits.

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Scene: Junior Project, Fashion Without Limits.

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Scene: Joan Dritz; Stephen Sartori, Manager/Photographer for the Photo and Imaging Center with his wife Kathleen; and Michael A. Dritz, Member Board of Trustees.

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Scene: Alumna Linsey Spry, and Suzanne Bartlett, Administrative Specialist, Department of Design, Fashion Design. A special thank you to Suzanne for her involvement in this post as always.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Katrina Melchang Jal.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Nicole Brown.

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Scene: Dr. James Fathers, Director of School of Design; and Todd Conover, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Fashion Design.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Victoria Harding.

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Scene: Greige Ruffle Mini Dress, Donald Brooks c. 1968 from the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection, and Portrait of Joseph I. Lubin c. 1948.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Abigail Wile.

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Scene: Alumna Avery Gray, and Senior Designer Katrina Melchang Jal.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Brittany Stanski.

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Scene: Barbara Berman, Professional Dresser, owner of BB Backstage, and FIT instructor; Scott McDowell, Executive Director of Regional Strategic Communcations, New York, Lubin House; and Catherine Schuller, Guest Advisor on Junior Project, Fashion Without Limits, former Ford model, author, entrepreneur, and FIT instructor.

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Scene: Alumnae Jodie Feldman and Ron Coraizaca.

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Scene: Tracie Washburn, Director of Leadership Annual Giving.

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Scene: Michael A. Dritz, Member Board of Trustees with his wife Joan; and Stephen Zaima, Associate Dean, New York City Academic Programs and Initiatives.

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Scene: Hetty Easter, Fashion Faculty and Production Assistant for the event; and Henry Grethel, American Fashion Designer, Merchandiser, Marketer, and Alumnus.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Brittany Stanski.

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Scene: Todd Conover, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Fashion Design directs the models from Fenton Model Management who wore the Senior Fashion Collections.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Nicole Wezowicz.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Michelle Van Dyke.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Michelle Van Dyke.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Abigail Wile.

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Scene: Alumnae Katy Lyons and Avery Carter.

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Scene: Alumnae Avery Gray, Miranda Watson, and Aimee Mercure.

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Scene: Brittany Stanskt Hersh, Patrick Ames, and Basia Szkutnicka.

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Scene: Alumnae Ethan Lunkenheimer, Lindsey Spry, and Christina Reggio.

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Scene: Alumnae Amanda Martinez, Nicole Fattibene, and Grace O’Meara.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Kiki Huanhaun Zhang.

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Scene: Senior Fashion Design. Designer Michelle Van Dyke.

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Scene: Behind the scenes at the end of the show.

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Scene: The hair and make-up crew. Ryan Taniguchi hair team; and Angela Di Carlo makeup team.

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Scene: Alumnae Tiffany Wu, Erica Johnson, Lung Ung, Avery Gray, and Shannon Gately.

 

 

 

Flash

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Scene: Men in black, white, silver, and sheen. Anthony&Alex.

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Scene: Drew Haas.

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Scene: Elijah Vielma.

 

 

 

Nancy & Harry’s Reunion

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Scene: Nancy Donahue and Harry King at Parlor where they hosted another fab shindig. It was a fashion reunion. Actors, art directors, artists, bloggers, editors, fashion designers, fashion stylists, hair stylist, makeup artists, models, photographers, producers, representatives, writers, and other movers and shakers were in attendance. The work of many has appeared in international fashion magazines, publications, and other media starting from the 60’s to the present. They convened from places near and far to party like it was 1984! As the disco sounds reverberated the lounge with a touch of English rock, we danced like when we were at Studio 54 with an updated attitude!

The hosts, Nancy an American fashion model, actress, mother, and entrepreneur first took the modeling world by storm in the late 70’s. Over the next two decades, she rose to the top of her field, becoming one of the most successful fashion models of her time. And Harry a hair stylist legend of iconic celebrities, top models, fashion shows, and advertising campaigns has collaborated with legendary photographers. He has taken memorable photos on many of his shootings through out his career. Truly fashion history behind the scenes.

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Scene: Gunilla Lindblad and Shanti Patty Owen.

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Scene: Alva Chinn, Sandy Linter, and Patti Hansen.

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Scene: Linda Mason.

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Scene: Rachael Sage, Dustin Pittman, and Susan Blond.

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Scene: Elijah Vielma and Scott Martin.

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Scene: Jany Tomba and Benjamin Pasteur.

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Scene: Kelly Cole, Karl Rudisill, and Bhavaja Kat.

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Scene: Linda Morand,Tony Spinelli, and Shanti Patty Owen.

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Scene: Barbara Tate and yours truly. Photo by Linda Mason with my camera.

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Scene: Guests at the soiree.

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Scene: Beverly Lee, her husband Robert Muscovite, and Pam Geiger.

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Scene: Karen Lee-Grybowski, Patti Hansen, and Gunilla Lindblad.

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Scene: Bhavaja Kat and Linda Morand.

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Scene: Joey Mills and Sandy Lintner.

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Scene: Richard Warren and Carmen D’Alessio.

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Scene: Daniel Perry, Janet Elisabeth Stanwood, and Rona Siegel.

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Scene: David Spagnolo, Maria von Hartz, and Bill Westmoreland.

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Scene: Stan Wan, Tony Spinelli, Dawn Gallagher, and Bhavaja Kat.

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Scene: Coco Mitchell and Barry Weinbaum.

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Scene: James Bosco and Nancy Donahue.

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Scene: Edward Tricomi and Kim Charlton.

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Scene: Anna Paras and Chris Stewart.

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Scene: Susan Sakin and Ronnie Peters.

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Scene: Geoffrey Saunders and Patrice Casanova.

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Scene: Anne Bezamat and Robert Farber.

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Scene: Kaitlin Donahue and Sarah Donahue.

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Scene: Cliff Cheng and Karen Howard McHugh.

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Scene: Robin Saidman and Beverly Silver.

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Scene: Dustin Pittman and Maxi Matuschka.

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Scene: Beverly Silver, Bill Westmoreland, and Hiromi Ando.

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Scene: Kim Charlton and me. Photographed by Edward Tricomi with my camera.

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Scene: Patti Hansen, married to Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.

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Scene: Alva Chinn, Patrice Casanova, and Margret Avery.

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Scene: Nancy Donahue, Thom Fleming, and Jill Cohen Perlman.

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Scene: Tony Spinelli and Patty Sicular.

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Scene: Laurie Schechter and David Noh.

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Scene: Michael Kaye, Dean Patrick Cronin, and Joe Zaso.

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Scene: Daniel Cohen, Gretchen Lium, and Tony Spinelli.

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Scene: Jennifer Watson and Melissa Brown.

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Scene: Shanti Patty Owen and Steven Maginnis.

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Scene: Alan Gold and Rafael Alencar.

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Scene: Harry King and Dawn Gallagher.

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Scene: Coco Mitchell and Nancy Donahue dancing to the music.

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Scene: Coco Mitchell, Gretchen Lium, Dawn Gallagher, and Shanti Patty Owen partying to the beat.

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Scene: Dancing! Sister Sledge singing We Are Family.

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Scene: Laurie Schecter, Cliff Cheng, Harry King, and Geoffrey Saunders.

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Scene: Guest, Guest, Leona Sickle, Slim Pickins, and Daniel Serrate.

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Scene: Karen Howard McHugh and James Bosco.

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Scene: Bhavaja Kat, Asia Janina Dyrkaczsand, Karl Rudisill, and Kelly Cole.

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Scene: Richard Warren, Shanti Patty Owen, and Nancy Donahue.

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Scene: Beverly Silver, Hiromi Ando, and Nancy Donahue saying good night to Pam Geiger as she leaves Parlor.

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Scene: Beverly Silver and Nancy Donahue. Thanks for another fabulous party, Nancy and Harry!

Visit last years party. And for additional information on some of the partygoers and others you can check out my story Model Behavior.

 

 

 

Mom’s Day

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Scene: My Mom-in-law Betty, 90 years of age, with her great grand daughter Mackenzie. Happy Mother’s Day to all moms and those women who are mothers in many other ways.

 

 

 

Nightlife

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Scene: CT Hedden and Susanne Bartsch, the Queen of Nightlife and nightlife impresario, at the fundraiser cocktail party for the @Bartschland documentary. Gracious and fun, Allison Eden and Gary Goldenstein hosted the fundraiser at their colorful home last week, as disco music filtered through the salon.

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Scene: Allison Eden, the hostess, and PJ Linden. Allison’s glass mosaic tile mural, left.

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Scene: Michael Fragoso, Elijah Vielma, and Albie Hueston.

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Scene: Michael Musto, Barry Weinbaum, and Susanne Bartsch.

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Scene: Scott Martin, Nic Dahl, Sara Huncke, and Joe Aboud.

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Scene: Dezi Ray and Khyal.

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Scene: Michael Weber and Juan Morales.

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Scene: Jonathan, Allison, and Kim surrounded with stars and stripes, vivid color, sparkles, sweets, and savory delights. O say, can you see!

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Scene: Reny Adam and Donnie Miller.

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Scene: Maryola Figueroa.

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Scene: Miguel Villalobos and Graham Tabor.

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Scene: Dara Holzman.

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Scene: Michael Fragoso, Michael Craig Dix, and Elijah Vielma.

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Scene: Barry Weinbaum and Elaine Korn.

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Scene:  Christopher Walker and Meiling Wong.

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Scene: Allison Eden, Michael Todd Belasco, and Michael Haayen. Allison Eden Studios is the leading design house of hand made custom glass mosaic tiles for residential and commerical interior design in New York City.

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Scene: Joey Arias and Sandra Long. Keeping with the dance music in the background at the party, here are Joey Arias and Micheal Musto performing Don’t Leave Me This Way at 54 Below. The Midtown Manhattan supper club, nicknamed “Broadway’s living room,” is located in the basement of the former Studio 54.

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Scene: Matt Pomerantz, Alixx Schottland, and Tod Greenfield.

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Scene: Rosemary Ponzo.

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Scene: Emily Kammeyer, Julia Gudish Krieger, and Lauren Preston.

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Scene: Michael Musto.

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Scene: Jack Laroux and Christina Koizumi.

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Scene: Nicole Fischelis, Freddie Leiba, and Susanne Bartsch.

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Scene: Allison Eden and Joey Arias.

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Scene: Norman Orenstein and Elaine Korn.

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Scene: Scott Martin, Freddie Leiba, and Michael Fragoso.

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Scene: Christopher Walker, Michael Nicholds, Susanne Bartsch, and Anthony&Alex thank the hosts and quests.

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Scene: Joey Arias sings a tune.

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Scene: Guest listening to Joey Arias perform.

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Scene: Susanne Bartsch and Allison Eden.

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Scene: Graham Tabor and Zaldy.

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Scene: Adam RealMan and Elaine Korn. Wait until you see his daring feat later in the post.

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Scene: Island Weiss, Allison Eden, and Rio Hamilton.

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Scene: PJ Linden and Sarah Stuve.

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Scene: PJ Linden.

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Scene: Elijah Vielma, Scott Martin, Susanne Bartsch, Nic Dahl, and Mica Spicka.

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Scene: David Scott Miller

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Scene: Adam RealMan performing his daring feat, swallowing his sword.

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Scene: Elisa Koizumi, Anna Man, and Elizabeth Lind.

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Scene: Steven South and Gary Goldenstein, host. Glass mosaic tile piece by Allison Eden, left.

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Scene: Michael Stewart and Niina Pollari.

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Scene: Jack Laroux with his painting, right. Allison Eden’s glass mosaic art piece, left.

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Scene: Elijah Vielma, Micael Magalhaes, and CT Hedden.

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Scene: Anthony&Alex, directors. Check out the preview @Bartschland documentary. They met their Kickstarter goal, plus. Congratulations!

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Scene: Christopher Walker and Michael Nicholds, team of No Weather LLC, producers @Bartschland documentary, with Sarah Jones and Elana Noy.

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Scene: Waleed Khairzada, producer @Bartschland documentary and author of Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch, and Micael Magalhaes.

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Scene: Susanne Bartsch and Albie Hueston embrace. The night shines.

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Scene: The host and hostess, Gary Goldenstein and Allison Eden at their upbeat casa vogue with Dezi Ray. A splendid time was had by all for the benefit of @Bartschland documentary.