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Between the Ralph Lauren Fragrances-sponsored Winter Antiques Show and the Coach-sponsored Young Collectors Night, Susan Fales-Hill and Amy Fine Collins ventured to the Park Avenue Armory at least twice. But once around was enough for Muffie Potter Aston, Joanne de Guardiola, Jamee Gregory and Oprah Winfrey — whose 50th birthday coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Winter Antiques Show — who all came to celebrate with Chanel chairman Arie Kopelman, who also chaired the WAS festivities.

“Ten years chairing it and nobody’s tried to murder me yet,” he said.

This story first appeared in the January 29, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

The following week, Celerie Kemble, BJ Topol, Adelina Wong and Blair Hussein strolled the halls with Coach’s Lew Frankfort and Reed and Delphine Krakoff, who took one last look to make sure their silent auction items, which finally raised $75,000, were selling nicely.