The Hour of Mag­na­nim­ity

In­side the good­will and glam­our of the Red Char­ity Gala

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The mood that en­gulfed the dimmed grand ball­room echoed gothic churches, as if the night’s at­ten­dees them­selves had voy­aged to the sa­cred space hous­ing de­signer Joey Sam­son’s per­sonal re­flec­tions. An am­bi­ent, al­most Gre­go­rian hymn rang through­out the un­hur­ried me­an­der­ing of men and women garbed in con­tem­po­rary ren­di­tions of cer­e­mo­nial gar­ments.

The solem­nity of the show topped off a night of giv­ing back to wor­thy causes: the Philip­pine Red Cross and the As­sump­tion High School Batch 1981 Foun­da­tion. Guests rung bells to bid on pri­vate so­journs in beach­front vil­las and tran­scen­dent gems, and the night’s high­lighted piece, Jewelmer’s do­nated opera length neck­lace of yel­low south sea pearls.

Pas­sage, of­fer­ing, de­vo­tion, re­dis­cov­ery—these are but some im­pres­sions Sam­son uses to trace the tem­per­a­ment of his Pil­grim­Age col­lec­tion. It is a de­pic­tion, he says, of one man’s jour­ney to nos­tal­gia. And in light of the evening’s pur­suit, it can be said that there re­mains a boom­ing voice that speaks for the ne­ces­si­ties of oth­ers.

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