The festive evening was a bit Folies Bergere, a bit Rue St. Honoré, a bit Montmartre, and a bit Comedie Francaise, as the Preservation Society hosted guests dressed to the "neufs" for its annual dinner dance, this year entitled Le Bal Francais. The fashionable event inspired guests to dress the Parisian part. It was La Belle France on Bellevue Avenue, as Marble House ws transformed into a bit of Versailles, with just a bit of Cirque de Soleil added for dash.
Look for Newport Hospital's intergalactic "Swinging on a Star" party at Ochre Court, a St. Michael's farewell to a revered headmaster, and an archaeological sleuthing by masters into 18th century furniture at the Redwood Library Symposium. All coming up on Newport Seen.
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Island Moving Company's Mysterious, Evocative “NUIT BLANCHE"
Dancers dived into the pool for an emotional aquatic ballet, an opera singer trilled in the pergolas, and New York's Tin Pan Band led 400 guests through the magnificent gardens of Bellevue House, Newport. It was an artistic Folie among the magnificent garden follies. The magical trip was to the elegant Paris Opera house, inspired by Marc Chagall's famous ceiling painting, and evoking Paris’ legendary all-night arts festival, in Ronald Lee Fleming’s gardens at Bellevue House in Newport, ... more »
"Beaux Arts" & Architecture Entwine Beautifully at Newport Art Museum Gala
More than 300 guests enjoyed an evening of dinner and dancing in the Newport Art Museum's historic John N.A. Griswold House, which was itself an honoree (in the architecture category), and was celebrated as such. A Beaux Arts Ball began with cocktails, moved to an elegant dinner, then an after-party, There was an extensive, silent auction and a video tribute to gala honorees Anne and Peter Damon. Dancer Nicole Raab delighted the crowd with stunning aerial performances, greeting arriving guests from a draped fabric perch high above their heads. Very Cirque de Soleil! ... more »
A Groundbreaking, a Tournament, and an Investiture at International Tennis Hall of Fame: It’s a LOVE game!
It was literally “love at first racquet” for tennis great Lindsay Davenport when she was handed a racquet at age five in Pasadena, California. Lindsay is one of five newly elected members of Newport’s International Tennis Hall of Fame, the ultimate honor in the tennis world. The group included not only top players, but those who had made major contributions to the prestige, integrity and expansion of the sport on a world-wide basis. ... more »
The Runway Starred Runaway Fashions at Child & Family's "Au Courant"
Six young Rhode Island designers showed subdued and subtly toned fashions in the StyleWeek Northeast Runway show, which had attitude, as did the young and chic models. The stylish, fashionable ladies and gentlemen of Newport came in droves (and some in preposterous heels) to Belle Mer on Goat Island, Newport, for a fashion show featuring design lights and talents, all for the benefit of the fine programs of Child and Family Services. ... more »