Casita Maria Celebrates With Black-Tie Fiesta

by GLORIA SUHR · October 14, 2009

Lorenza Dipp de Torres Lample, Nancy Gonzalez, Adrienne Arsht[All photos by SHAUN MADER for PMc]. Casita Maria held their annual fiesta at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel to honor Adrienne Arsht, Lorenza Dipp de Torres Lample and Nancy Gonzalez.  Casita Maria is an Arts and Education center with after school programs geared towards Hispanic communities in the South Bronx and East Harlem.  The Casita Maria Fiesta usually brings the best of the entertainment and arts community; this year was no different.  Everyone from the Rockefellers to Nina Garcia of Marie Claire (formerly of Elle and of Project Runway fame) to Maggie Rodriguez of CBS came to support the event.  The black-tie dinner dance was organized by NYC socials such as Jacqueline Weld Drake, Aileen Mehle & H.R.H. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia.  Not to be forgotten, the ever stylish Lauren Santo Domingo graced the charity event with haute coutured body in tow. What better occasion than to celebrate with the beautiful AND philanthropic?  Salud!

Nina Garcia, Nancy GonzalezRobert Verdi Nina Garcia, Nancy Gonzalez       Robert Verdi

Martha Bograd, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Michel Langlais, Mercedes Levin Martha Bograd, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Michel Langlais, Mercedes Levin

Peter Rockefeller, AllisonRockefeller Maggie Rodriguez Peter & Allison Rockefeller                Maggie Rodriguez

Peter Lyden, Daisy Soros

Peter Lyden, Daisy Soros

David Campagna, Santiago Barberi Gonzalez, Regina Barberi, Maria Campagna

David Campagna, Santiago Barberi Gonzalez, Regina Barberi, Maria Campagna

Jamee GregoryElena Baguci

Jamee Gregory                            Elena Baguci

Lauren Goodman

Lauren Goodman

Michelle Harper Lauren Santo Domingo Michelle Harper                            Lauren Santo Domingo

Miss USA 2009 Kristen DaltonPaul Kanavos, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos

Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton     Paul Kanavos, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos

Mario Buatta H.R.H. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Jacqueline Weld Drake

Mario Buatta                              H.R.H. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Jacqueline Weld Drake

Alexa Clark, Richard Burns, Adrienne Arsht

Alexis Clark, Richard Burns, Adrienne Arsht

Mario Buatta, Aileen Mehle Esteban Torres Lample, Lorenza Dipp de Torres Lample, Philip Renaud, Estefania Renaud Mario Buatta, Aileen Mehle          Esteban & Lorenza Dipp de Torres Lample, Philip & Estefania Renaud

Naomie Wolfer, Violaine Bernbach

Naomie Wolfer, Violaine Bernbach

Natalia Echavarria Gabrielle Rivera, Christian Cota

Natalia Echavarria                        Gabrielle Rivera, Christian Cota