Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and renowned Italian fashion house Emilio Pucci hosted “Design the Dream” on Thursday, October 23, 2014, as part of Madison Avenue Fashion Heritage Week, benefitting the Museum at FIT through the Museum’s Couture Council.
Upwards of 150 guests attended the event. Veuve Clicquot was served to guests and Emilio Pucci printmakers from Italy demonstrated how Pucci prints are made. An excellent time was had by all. Some of the guests included Jean Shafiroff (Host & Couture Council Board Member), Valerie Steele (Director and Chief Curator at the Museum at FIT), Cinzia Bernisconi (SR. VP at Pucci), Eleonora Kennedy, Phillip Bloch, Geoffrey Bradfield, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Alex Donner, Amelia Ogunlesi, Victor deSouza, Christine Lindebak, Roy Kean and Peter Rosenthal.
Twenty percent of all the evening’s sales were donated to the Museum at FIT.