We went to the Phillips Collection Friday for the museums highly anticipated annual gala. During the reception in the tent, we snapped Justice Samuel Alito surrounded by Ermenegildo Zegna's Carlos Merizaldes and his wife Tatiana, Navistars Bruce Harrison, and by CPB CEO Pat Harrison and honoree restaurateur Lidia Bastianich.
Arnold & Porters Mike Trager and his wife Mariella, who are chairing the gala next year, and Personal CEO Shane Green, whose sister attorney Erin Lewis filled in for his wife, home with their week-old daughter Emilia--congrats! During dinner, guests munched on lobster, tuna tartare and grilled steak while sitting among the Collections famous works.
Fords Theater director Paul Tetreault, playwright John Jeter, Phillips board member Tom Mansbach, proprietor Mel Estrin, who swears to us Lincolns sister restaurant Teddy Bully Bar will open the first week in June, and investor Jim Valentine.
Dr. Hidde Ronde and his wife Finnish ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde flank tennis pro Kathy Kemper. After the gala, guests joined a younger crowd at the Embassy of Italy for the official after party.