New York strip: Crossing Fifth Avenue to Bergdorf Goodman
The allure of the fashion industry will take center stage for an insightful lecture by Ira Neimark who has spent more than 17 years as CEO of Bergdorf Goodman of Fifth Avenue, New York City. Mr. Neimark has written a book Crossing Fifth Avenue to Bergdorf Goodman from which he will share his experiences and lessons learned at Bergdorf where the store catered to a distinct client base of fame, royalty and wealth. The inaugural Palm Beach Luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 4 to be held at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach and it will benefit the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History.
The honoree for the luncheon is style doyenne Iris Apfel of Palm Beach. She is being recognized for her great sense of style, contributions to the perpetuation of the educational significance of fashion and Apfel is being honored for her noted interior design career at the company that she owned with her husband Carl Apfel, Old World Weavers in New York City, which is an internationally acclaimed textile design and manufacturing company. During Apfel’s distinguished career at Old World Weavers, she was a part of many interior design restoration projects including work at the White House under nine different U.S. Presidents.
In 1975, Neimark became the first non-family member in two-generations to take to the helm as the new Chief Executive Officer of Bergdorf Goodman. The emcee for the inaugural Palm Beach Luncheon is Kara Kostanich who is the reporter/weekend news anchor for CBS 12. The Palm Beach Luncheon committee members are, to date, State Representative Maria L. Sachsof the Florida House District 86; Lori J. Durante, Tanisha Nunn Gary, Esq.; Robin J. King, Esq.; Elyssa Kupferberg and Janie Lewis.
To date, sponsors for the Dec. 4, lecture luncheon are Hermes of Paris and Bank of New York Mellon. Financial sponsorship opportunities are still available.
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