XMAS IN JULY: The Intimate Apparel Square Club recently hosted its annual Christmas in July party for chronically ill children at the Pediatric Rehabilitative Unit of the Rusk Institute at NYU Medical Center.
The event, which was staged at the hospital’s Horizon House, featured an array of gifts presented by Santa Claus [Barry Ross of Sextet Fabrics] in bermuda shorts, as well as Walter Costello of Liberty Fabrics, who painted holiday motifs like snowmen, stars and snowflakes on the children’s faces and hands.
The event was followed by an installation dinner of the IASC at the Trattoria Alba in Manhattan, where the following club officers were announced: Walter Costello, president; Rosa Chamides, first vice president; Steve Chernoff, second vice president; Rudy Masry, treasurer, and Barry Ross, secretary.
Masry received the innerwear organization’s annual Al Jaffin Award for his commitment to IASC’s community service. Jack Hendler, former IASC president, received the first Matthew Goldstein President’s Award. A surprise birthday celebration was held at the dinner for Matthew Lee, chairman of Rehabilitative Medicine at the Rusk Institute.
The IASC raised more than $245,000 for the pediatric unit and other NYU charities in 2000.
REINHARDT RETIRES: More than 20 guests turned out for a retirement party and dinner for Norman Reinhardt at Trio restaurant in New York.
Reinhardt had served as vice president of product development at Westchester Lace & Textiles Inc. for the past 10 years. A veteran of the retail, manufacturing and supplier fields for over 20 years, Reinhardt started her career at Abraham & Straus as a buyer for intimate apparel. She was vice president of product development at Wacoal America for four years before joining Westchester Lace.
BASF EXEC RETIRES: Deanne Moskowitz, manager of marketing services for BASF Fibers, has retired after 21 years with the company.
Throughout her tenure, Moskowitz, who began as a fashion stylist in the innerwear industry, served in various advertising and marketing posts for the BASF textile and nylon fibers businesses. At a luncheon at the BASF offices in Manhattan, she said she plans to spend time traveling around the world with her husband, Al Koren, reading “lots of good books” and commuting between New York and their country home in Mount Washington, Mass.