Art is beauty. Beauty is a state of mind. Michael Kors combines both concepts in such a way that he hypnotizes a woman’s soul. The women of Beverly Hills welcomed Michael Kors on October 29, 2015 for the 9th annual MOCA Distinguished Women in the Arts Luncheon to benefit the Museum Of Contemporary Art. As part of the agenda for the luncheon, a Michael Kors 2015 Fall Fashion Show was presented with many gorgeous pieces. It all took place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, an exclusive and gorgeous setting for such an exciting day. Over 600 guests arrived to eagerly be a part of the luncheon and presentation that followed.
The luncheon was held to honor MOCA Trustee, Susan Gersh and acclaimed artist Marilyn Minter, with awards presented by the former MOCA Chief Curator Paul Schimmel and current MOCA Director Philippe Vergne. Proceeds from the philanthropic event, which raised more than $350,000, will help support the museum including educational and exhibition programs. The MOCA Projects Council established the Distinguished Women in the Arts event in 1994 to recognize the many gifted women providing leadership and innovation in the visual arts, dance, music and literature. Past winners include Past recipients include collector Beatrice Gersh (1994), editor Tina Brown (1997), choreographer Twyla Tharp (1999), actress and director Anjelica Huston (2001), and artists Barbara Kruger (2001), Yoko Ono (2003), Jenny Holzer (2010), and Annie Leibovitz (2012).
Many of the attendees were wearing Kors designs, a testament to Michael Kors and his popularity with today’s contemporary woman. Camilla Belle wore a coral, caramel and black color-block pleated dress, black belt, black Jacqueline sandals and persimmon Audrey crossbody from the Resort 2016 Michael Kors Collection. Alison Brie wore a geranium shift dress, luggage belt, geranium Teddie sandals and a luggage and white Westcliff clutch, also from the 2016 Michael Kors Resort Collection. Others wearing dresses from the 2016 Resort Collection included Aubrey Plaza and Erin Foster. Many of the women present at the luncheon play a key role in the promotion of the Museum on a regular basis. Lori Loughlin, Crystal Lourd, Philippe Vergne, Sylvia Chivaratanond, John Baldessari, Bettina Korek, Lilly Tartikoff Karatz, Nancy Koven, Hannah Hoffman, Stephanie Vahn, Suzanne Kayne, Maggie Kayne, Barbara Guggenheim, Kathi Cypress, Liza Lou, Wendy Stark, Barbara Kruger, Viveca Paulin-Ferrell, Joanne Heyler, Katherine Ross, Nancy Rubins, Werner Herzog, Mary Martin, Lillian Lovelace, Wonmi Kwon, Marc Selwyn, Anna Helwing, Jane Siegal, Grazka Taylor, Laurie Ziegler, Stacen Berg, Ruth Bloom all were seen enjoying the luncheon and the fashion show.
This just goes to show that Michael Kors continues to have a strong presence in the fashion, art and cultural world across the nation.