ON THE ROCKS: “We had to get rock ’n’ roll in here,” said Stacey Bronfman, the new president of the American Friends of the Israel Museum. She was referring to the theme for this year’s gala, “Rock the Garden,” which raised more than $2.5 million for the Israel Museum. She was dressed in almost head-to-toe Bottega Veneta and was among 400 guests who came to Cipriani 42nd Street, including Charles and Rita Bronfman, Dori Cooperman, James Carpenter, Madge and Martin Miller, Richard Chang and Julie and Billy Macklowe. The night’s theme, which was Bronfman’s idea, celebrated the museum’s Billy Rose Art Garden.
But you didn’t need to be in your 30s or 40s to embrace the theme. Madge Miller — who wore a Saint Laurent blouse and Lanvin skirt with Prada pumps — accessorized her look with a silver spiked cuff.
“This thing is from Andrew Logan from London, he’s an artist and creates these very cool things,” she said.
And has she ever personified rock ’n’ roll in her lifetime?
“Well,” her husband Martin cut in, “There was that one time in Tokyo where we — having not slept overnight — went to this great nightclub called The Bee. That was an all night thing.”
What time did they retire that night?
“Who even remembers?” Madge exclaimed.
“That’s rock ’n’ roll for you.”