The 2008 Couture and Cocktails party last night was one not to be missed. Maria Pinto dazzled guests with her clothing collection on the runway as models strutted to deliciously hip beats wearing cocktail dresses and gowns covered in a variety of beautiful, sparkling beads and feathers. Jackets covered in luxurious fabrics were modeled over beautiful flouncy blouses and skirts paired with hot pumps.
Guests were absolutely delighted by Maria Pinto’s fashions from the minute they hit the stage and strived to get as close to the runway as they could for the spectacular show. After the show, 90210’s newest star, Ryan Eggold took the runway by storm for the night’s live auction, and raised over $1000 in auctioning off an original 90210 script signed by the entire cast. Other auction items included the Wimbledon 2009 Package with tickets for two on United Airlines, the Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend Package that consisted of 2.68cts. colorless diamond Van Cleef and Arpels Cosmos earrings surrounded with gold, and The Suite Life Package which allows the winner to live like a celeb for one night in the Peninsula Suite with massages, cooking lessons from Master Chef Curtis Duffy and dinner at the Avenues Restaurant.
The silent auction took place over cocktails with magnificent prizes including a glamorous Louis Vuitton Vernis rolling luggage piece, a Personal Tour of Art Collection at Playboy, a CS Shopping Connoisseur, a Pratesi luxury robe, Dinner for 8 at Sepia, a Guggenheim Partners gift basket, a 7-day Caribbean retreat, Prince Dimitri Cufflinks, and Dinner at the Opening Night of The Joffrey. The night’s proceeds went to benefiting the new Chicago Joffrey Ballet and its hardworking and graceful dancers.
Get ready for lots and lots of photos of the show because, of course, we love Maria Pinto!