The eighth annual “Couture and Cocktails” fundraiser of the Women’s Board of the Joffrey Ballet took place at Chicago’s Park West on Oct. 4. Some 300 guests enjoyed cocktails as they watched a show of the latest fashions from Nieman Marcus Michigan Avenue, and mini-performances from students of the Joffrey Academy of Dance. Style selections on the runway included pieces from Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Giambattista Valli, Dolce & Gabbana and Victoria Beckham. The evening raised $200,000 to support the Joffrey Ballet and its programs.
‘Couture and Cocktails’ raises $200,000 for Joffrey Ballet