Prêt–à-Papier at Hillwood

Hillwood executive director Kate Markert, Laura Denise Bisogniero, wife of the Ambassador of Italy, and designer Isabelle de Borchgrave
Mary Bird
Hillwood executive director Kate Markert, Laura Denise Bisogniero, wife of the Ambassador of Italy, and designer Isabelle de Borchgrave

As is to be expected at Hillwood, every detail exuded elegance for the June 14 opening gala of Prêt- à -Papier, showcasing the exquisite designs of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave. The evening was under the patronage of honorary chair Jan Matthysen, the Ambassador of Belgium. The stunning paper reinterpretations of gowns covering several centuries are displayed in the Adirondack Building and the Hillwood Mansion, the former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Hillwood president Ellen Charles greeted dinner guests and said, “My grandmother would be so pleased to welcome you here.”

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