Glitz And Glam Abound At CHOCHENG Atelier Opening

by CHRISTINE COOLIDGE · June 17, 2009

[Miguelina Gambaccini, Peter Davis. All photos by NICK HUNT for PMc] Designer Cho Cheng opened his much anticipated design salon - CHOCHENG - in an elegant UES town house last night.  Fashionista hosts Gillian Hearst Simonds and Lucy Sykes Rellie greeted an intimate group of Cho Cheng friends and supporters, including Alexandra Lebenthal, Susan Shin, Bebe Neuwirth, stylist Amanda Ross, designer Miguelina Gambaccini, “Well Schooled” author Anisha Lakhani, Olympic medalist Jason Rogers, Peter Davis, Kristian Laliberte, and lifestyle maven Tracy Stern.

Guests enjoyed Veuve Clicquot and savored hors d’oeuvres and pastries (including Payard’s famous macarons) from Tastings while they perused the CHOCHENG collections.

We hear that The Atelier - which caters to clientele who appreciate couture fashion - is reminiscent of the great couture houses of the late 1930’s, with celadon walls and white furnishings in a modern take on the Rococo period.  Cho Cheng debuted his ready-to-wear CHOCHENG Fall/Winter 2009 collection at Bryant Park during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in February 2009.

Kim Bates, Robert Fowler, Douglas Marshall, Susan Fuller, Jared Clark, Nick Dietz

Christian Simonds, Gillian Hearst Simonds, Scott Buccheit, Travis Given

Christian Simonds, Gillian Hearst Simonds, Scott Buccheit, Travis Given

Cho Cheng, Devorah Rose Cho Cheng, Devorah Rose

Alexandra Lebenthal, Cho ChengMelissa Foss, Anisha Lakhani Alexandra Lebenthal, Cho Cheng, Melissa Foss, Anisha Lakhani

Gillian Hearst Simonds, Cho Cheng, Kristian Laliberte, Carol Han, Jessica Karcher, Miquelina Gambaccini Gillian Hearst Simonds, Cho Cheng, Kristian Laliberte, Carol Han, Jessica Karcher, Miquelina Gambaccini

Bebe NeuwirthAndrew Parker Bebe Neuwirth, Andrew Parker

Scott Buccheit, Gillian Hearst Simonds Scott Buccheit, Gillian Hearst Simonds

Tracy SternAlison Harmelin Tracy Stern, Alison Harmelin

Lucy Sykes Rellie, Anisha Lakhani,Susan Shin Lucy Sykes Rellie, Anisha Lakhani, Susan Shin

Christine Cachot, Michael FoggioPeter Davis, Anisha Lakhani Christine Cachot, Michael Foggio, Peter Davis, Anisha Lakhani

Cho Cheng, Susan Shin, Bebe Neuwirth Cho Cheng, Susan Shin, Bebe Neuwirth

Carolina ZapfMiguelina Gambaccini, Kristian Laliberte, Carol Han Carolina Zapf, Miguelina Gambaccini, Kristian Laliberte, Carol Han

Tim Moorehouse, Nick Dietz, Jason Rogers Tim Moorehouse, Nick Dietz, Jason Rogers

Alexandra LebenthalDevorah Rose Alexandra Lebenthal, Devorah Rose

Cho Cheng, Lucy Sykes Rellie, Amanda Ross Cho Cheng, Lucy Sykes Rellie, Amanda Ross

Gillian Hearst Simonds, Christian SimondsParty Guest, Charlotte Assaf Gillian Hearst Simonds, Christian Simonds, Party Guest, Charlotte Assaf

Douglas Marshall Douglas Marshall

Jason Rogers, Tia Walker, David Chines, Tim Moorehouse Jason Rogers, Tia Walker, David Chines, Tim Moorehouse

Veuve Clicquot-mosphere