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Pliés and Thank You

| December 1, 2011 | Parties

THE PARTY The Women’s Board of The Joffrey Ballet hosted the sixth annual Couture & Cocktails. THE PLAYERS Co-chairs Rebecca Besser and Kristina McGrath welcomed 550 attendees—including Korinna Isselhardt, Shauna Montgomery, Jerry Lasky, Lowell Kraff, Gale Gottlieb, and founding chairs Candace Jordan and Helen Hall Melchior—to The Hudson on South Michigan Avenue for this fashionable fête. THE SCENE During a VIP cocktail hour, guests mingled with David Meister and perused silent auction items. The designer then sent his looks down the runway in a fashion show presented by Neiman Marcus. After fueling up on cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, the crowd hit the dance floor with Joffrey Company dancers.THE BOTTOM LINE More than $250,000 was raised for Joffrey initiatives. Photography by Tommere Ingram



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