[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
Cho Cheng, Devorah Rose
Alexandra Lebenthal, Cho Cheng, Melissa Foss, Anisha Lakhani
Gillian Hearst Simonds, Cho Cheng, Kristian Laliberte, Carol Han, Jessica Karcher, Miquelina Gambaccini
Bebe Neuwirth, Andrew Parker
Scott Buccheit, Gillian Hearst Simonds
Tracy Stern, Alison Harmelin
Lucy Sykes Rellie, Anisha Lakhani, Susan Shin
Christine Cachot, Michael Foggio, Peter Davis, Anisha Lakhani
Cho Cheng, Susan Shin, Bebe Neuwirth
Carolina Zapf, Miguelina Gambaccini, Kristian Laliberte, Carol Han
Tim Moorehouse, Nick Dietz, Jason Rogers
Cho Cheng, Lucy Sykes Rellie, Amanda Ross
Gillian Hearst Simonds, Christian Simonds, Party Guest, Charlotte Assaf
Jason Rogers, Tia Walker, David Chines, Tim Moorehouse