While much of the country lay paralyzed in a deep freeze, Michael Kors was throwing a luncheon in sunny Palm Beach for The Boys’ Club of New York. A bronzed Kors looked right at home on Friday afternoon lording over a scene that seemed ripped from the pages of a Slim Aarons book.
Cochairs Muffy Miller, Lourdes Fanjul and Victoria D’Agostino, plus Jamee Gregory, Jo Carole Lauder and Sydie Lansing, were among the 80 guests noshing on crab cakes and key lime pie out in the garden of a local private residence.
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“Palm Beach is a lot like my clothes. It’s glam and low-key — bikinis and jewels, paddle boarding and black tie,” Kors said. Next to him was Aerin Lauder, who wore a shift printed in yellow roses from his spring collection. “Seeing Aerin in this yellow dress makes me smile.”
Having met at a charity benefit in the Nineties, the longtime pals share many causes including God’s Love We Deliver and The Boys’ Club, where Lauder sits on the board.
“New York’s a tough place to live, so anything you can do is a plus for the whole community and taking a young man and enriching his life is what the city is all about,” he said. Before the luncheon, the designer staged what was only his second ever local show, a presentation of his spring collection.
“Days like this show you can have fun and give back,” he said.