You can never have too many bags as 60 ladies proved Thursday afternoon when they joined Muffie Potter Aston on the fourth floor of Tiffany to celebrate John Truex and Richard Lambertson and their new accessories line for the brand, Tiffany Leather Collection. Toting their own Chanel, Hermès and Louis Vuitton purses, guests like Susan Fales-Hill, Kimberly Rockefeller, Cece Cord, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Debbie Bancroft and Jennifer Creel admired the selection of clutches, hobos, minaudières and satchels, before heading up to the store’s fifth floor for a lunch catered by Daniel Boulud. And it was apparently rather hard to drag them away from the array.
“Getting this group seated, [I thought] it’s gonna be dinner by the time we make it!” said Aston, addressing the crowd, whose attendance rate had been a source of concern for her. “I thought I would be the loser who had a lunch and nobody would come.”
Far from it as the group–not known for their culinary appetites—happily dug into a meal of chilled corn soup, roasted guinea hen and a chocolate hazelnut dessert.
Boulud made an appearance, joking, “I just wanted to announce that I’ve been hired by Tiffany,” adding that the house had made a donation to his pet cause the Bocuse d’Or chef competition.
“We want to thank you because this is a group of women that normally eats nothing,” said Aston. “And every plate was clean.”