Una Notte in Italia Kickoff at Valentino

An Elegant Salute

Seth Vaughan. Photography Catchlight Group.  |  Photos by Catchlight Group
December 04, 2013
Event Date:
October 03, 2013

When ladies are planning an evening that revolves around men, it’s customary to applaud one another for the effort required to make it happen. And is there any better environ than Valentino’s splendid Galleria boutique? We think not. Indeed, neither did this year’s Una Notte in Italia chairs, Megan Sutton-Reed and Diane Caplan, nor the event’s founder Debbie Festari, and event beneficiary Bo’s place’s Mary Beth Staine, and Dena Prasher. Thus, they called up their glamorous girlfriends to join them for a luncheon in the sublime and chic space, with a salute to Una Notte’s beneficiary, Bo’s Place. Valentino’s new Rockstud collection carried the day, with Margie Van Elten toting a beige clutch, kickoff chairman Millette Sherman choosing a sublime leopard pocketbook, Tatiana Green opting for a timeless putty tote, Christie Sullivan wearing smart bow pumps, and store manager Sonya Shernak, in Rockstud kitten heels. Lunching for the cause: Pat Breen, Meredith Riddle, Jennifer Brown, Shannon Kroger, Vivian Wise, Beth Muecke, Karen Susman, Valentino corporate’s Yelena Katchan and Mary Massey in from New York, and Kathleen Jennings.