ATLANTA — ‘Tis the season — and it was. December brought a host of special events and special people to the city of Atlanta. First, sales rep Helen Frushtick of Helen Frushtick Furs teamed up with contemporary women’s shop Rexer-Parkes and fine lingerie shop Lana Norman’s La Boutique to throw a party that benefited the Dorcas House, a local women’s shelter. The event, which raised over $10,000, offered everything from sexy lingerie on the runway to a live auction featuring furs and a special appearance by Mayor Bill Campbell.
Then, Oscar de la Renta swung into town with his spring collection full of vibrant color, strong shape and slick vinyl. He showed his wares to a group of over 500 Saks Fifth Avenue shoppers and helped to raise over $38,000 to the Forward Arts Foundation.
Shoe guru Kenneth Cole also made an appearance at his new store in Phipps Plaza. The designer hosted a fete, which he advertised as open to the public, and well over 300 of the city’s fashion flock came. Cole, an Emory University graduate, said he was amazed at how the town has grown. “It’s gotten so hip; it’s the pulse of the Southeast,” Cole commented.