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Youth American Grand Prix
Dance and Fashion Event
Museum at
The Fashion Institute
of Technology
September 22, 2014

Opposite Photo"
Mark Anthony, Barbara Brandt and B Michael

Photo Credit: Gregory Partanio

Dr. Valerie Steele
Photo Credit: Gregory Partanio

On September 22, 2014 Youth America Grand Prix hosted a tour of “Dance and Fashion” at the Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology. Guests were treated to a private tour of the exhibition, which was led by the museum’s Director and Chief Curator, Dr. Valerie Steele.

Jean Shafiroff, Caroine Hyman and Judith M. Hoffman
Photo Credit: Gregory Partanio

The guest list included: Isabella Boylston, Barbara Brandt, Debra Martin Chase, Kathryn Chenault, Amy Fine Collins, Mark-Anthony Edwards, Joanna Fisher, Olivia Flatto, Judith M.Hoffman, Caroline Hyman, Margot London, B Michael, Irene Minkoff, Samantha Moray, Linda Morse, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, Larissa Saveliev, Jean Shafiroff, Gabe Stone Shayer, Irene Shen, April Shen, John Sills, Hal Witt, and Terry Zucker.

Guests then were invited to a luncheon at Ilili that was hosted by Isabella Boylston, a YAGP alumna and newest America Ballet Theatre principle dance, and fashion designer B Michael who is a CFDA member and YAGP Board Member.

B Michael on the event, "It was a splendid opportunity to bring to light the ongoing influence dance and fashion have on each other. The exhibit curated by Valerie Steele is brilliant. I was honored to Co-Host with ABT's Isabella Boylston which heightened the fact that YAGP is the world of Ballet's most powerful resource."

Guests enjoyed a fall lunch menu that included: a starter of hummus, baba ghannouj, fattoush lebanese garden salad, warm eggplant served with tamarind molasses and scallions served with falafel fried chickpeas and fava bean dumplings. The main course included an option of chicken shish taouk marinated chicken breast, market fish harra a la Plancha, or acquerello risotto seasonal vegetables. The dessert included a selection of Ilili candy bar, pistachio financier and sorbet.

Both Isabella and B Michael thanked their guests for attending the tour, luncheon, and highlighted YAGP’s upcoming season. Youth America Grand Prix’s 16th anniversary gala will happen in the spring of 2015, which B Michael will be designing the costumes.













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