NEW YORK — The House of Natori was feted last Thursday at a cocktail party and informal fashion show at the Asia Society in Manhattan, where more than 350 retail and entertainment executives sipped on exotic Lychee martinis served by waiters and waitresses dressed à la Natori in Asian tea party-printed silk pajamas.

Indicating the power the Natori name wields at retail during this shaky economy, almost every major store executive turned out to celebrate the house’s 25th anniversary, including Federated’s Terry Lundgren, Bloomingdale’s Michael Gould, J.C. Penney’s Allen Questrom, Burt Tansky and Joan Kaner of Neiman Marcus, Burberry’s Rose Marie Bravo, and retail veteran Marvin Traub, as well as CitiGroup’s Sandy Weill, TV journalists Deborah Norville and Ashley Bamfield and soap opera diva Susan Lucci.

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