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Wham, Bam, Thank You Lam!

| May 26, 2011 | Parties

The Show Designer Derek Lam descended upon Chicago and celebrated with two private events. The Fashionistas Kelly Golden, owner of Neapolitan Collection in Winnetka, welcomed Lam with a private dinner at Sunda in honor of his incredible fall 2011 collection. About 35 stylistas were treated to signature Sunda dishes—rock shrimp tempura, Chinese bao buns and miso bronzed black cod—and gift bags toting some of Golden’s faves, including Chantecaille’s Bourbon Rose lip gloss and Vosges Haut-Chocolat’s Cherry Rooibos bars. The Closing Look The following day, Tod’s newly redesigned Oak Street boutique hosted a cocktail party with Lam, Tod’s creative director, to benefit the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago. The host committee, including Jennifer Beals, Toni Canada, Stephanie Field Harris, Meredith Wood-Prince, Abigail Rutherford, Julie Latsko, Rochelle Trotter and many more, welcomed 250 guests. After Champagne and hors d’oeuvres by Entertaining Company, Lam invited about 30 VIPs—Julia Van Nice, Beth Wilson and Heiji Choy Black included—to an intimate dinner at Table 52. Photos by Cheri Eisenberg and Jeff Schear


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