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Sweet Carolina

| May 30, 2013 | Parties National

THE PARTY Saks Fifth Avenue and A Better Chicago hosted VIP Chicagoans for an evening with Carolina Herrera, as the designer herself came to town to showcase her fall 2013 collection at Terzo Piano in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. THE SCENE Hosts Trish Rooney Alden, Kay Krehbiel, Jill Rasmussen and Kara Wright welcomed 225 guests for a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres by Bon Appetit. Afterward, a runway presentation showcased the Venezuelan designer’s sophisticated and feminine style with flowing, silk gowns. Guests were wowed by everything from classic black-and-white color palettes to rich emerald and burgundy fabrics with fur and velvet accents. THE HIGHLIGHTS The evening raised $35,000, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting A Better Chicago. The charity’s founder and CEO Liam Krehbiel welcomed the crowd, alongside Ron Frasch, president of Saks Fifth Avenue. After the show, Herrera mingled with guests. Photography by Brian Carey from Fig



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