reporter: Miguel Dominguez
To read previous published article on Maggie Norris, click here.
On January 30th, designer Maggie Norris and jeweler Michel Piranesi banded together at Selima Optique to show off their latest creations. For Maggie, it was the unveiling of her new design in eyewear, 'Marlene'. V.I.P.s in the worlds of fashion, the performing arts and the social scene made up the spirited crowd.
|Maggie Norris flanked by models wearing her 'Marlene' design of eyewear.|
|Selima Salaun, owner of Selima Optique with Michel Piranesi|
In her latest fashion designs, Maggie has come up with the inspired idea of combining military style coats, jackets, and accessories with heavily hand beaded and embroidered dresses and gowns that recall the flapper era.
|Michel with Nicole Noonan|
Very noticeable was the way Michel Piranesi chose to display his designs. For all the world it looked like the kind of display tables that street sellers have on the sidewalks of New York City. Upon closer inspection though, one realized that both the stones and mountings of every piece of jewelry were made of precious materials.
|Nicole Noonan on the left|
|Champagne and caviar were the refreshments of the evening|
|Barbara and Peter Regna|
|Betina Bennett wears Maggie Norris all the way.|
Here with Barbara
|Anna Carter and Marie Claire Gladstone|
|Barbara enthralled by Michel's table of "goodies"|
|Consuelo Vanderbilt can't decide which|
sapphire earrings go best with her gown
|Michel's sapphire earrings are the perfect|
color match for Consuelo's evening gown
|Consuelo Vanderbilt is greeted in the continental fashion by publicist Couri Hay|
|Alessandra Emanuel, Michel, and Betina|
|C. Gordon Beck with Maggie|
|Betina and Maggie with Jerry Lopez|
|Maggie with Pat Cleveland|
|Michel with Lauren Day Roberts|
|Delia Von Neuschatz and Maggie|
|Selima and Michelle-Marie Heinemann|
|Montgomery Frazier and Ben Mindich|
|Alessandra Emanuel with Frederico Wasserman|
|Larry Wohl, Maggie, Leesa Rowland, and Couri|