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‘Couture and Cocktails’ raises $200,000 for Joffrey Ballet

Yvette Klobuchar, of Barrington, and Tom Wood, of Evanston | Photo by Natasha Wasinski/for Sun-Times Media
Belinda Huonker (center), of Libertyville, with Jeanette Valencia and Angie Arnoult, both of Kildeer | Photo by Natasha Wasinski/for Sun-Times Media
Dawn Meiners, of Winnetka, and Mary Galvin, of Barrington | Photo by Natasha Wasinski/for Sun-Times Media
Karren Capre, of Buffalo Grove, and Sandra Howell, of Arlington Heights | Photo by Natasha Wasinski/for Sun-Times Media
Joanna King, of Lincolnshire, and Jen Stamper, of Northbrook | Photo by Natasha Wasinski/for Sun-Times Media
Jeri Connolly and Karen Warlin, both of Arlington Heights, and Yvonne Hurlbutt, of Wilmette | Photo by Natasha Wasinski/for Sun-Times Media
Ann Hooe and Joffrey Ballet board member Diane Patience, both formerly of Winnetka, with Debbie McGowan of Northfield | Photo by Natasha Wasinski/for Sun-Times Media
Tricia and Chris Miller of Oak Park with Joffrey Ballet dancer Fernando Duarte | Photo by Natasha Wasinski/for Sun-Times Media

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8th Annual Couture & Cocktails Presented by: Women’s Board of the Joffrey Ballet Benefiting: The Joffrey Ballet Location: Park West, Chicago Date: Oct. 4 Attended: 300 Raised: $200,000

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.

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8th Annual Couture & Cocktails Presented by: Women’s Board of the Joffrey Ballet Benefiting: The Joffrey Ballet Location: Park West, Chicago Date: Oct. 4 Attended: 300 Raised: $200,000
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