Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff recently attended The Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala on Monday, September 22, 2014, and the New York City Ballet 2014 Fall Gala, on Tuesday September 23, 2014.
The MET opened its 2014 – 2015 season with its glamorous black-tie gala, called “Le Nozze di Figaro”, which showcased a new production of Mozart’s eternal masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre.
Shafiroff wore a stunning pink and purple Oscar de la Renta gown from his Fall 2014 collection, and heels by French footwear designer Christian Louboutin.
The evening drew designers including Zac Posen, Vera Wang, Sophie Theallet, and Thom Browne, and celebrities including actress Patricia Clarkson, Gina Gershon, and HBO show Girls’ stars Jemima Kirke and Andrew Rannells. Other notable guests included Bruce Kovner, Willem Kooyker, Doris Meister, Henry Kravis, John Paulson and David Koch.
The following evening, Shafiroff attending the highly anticipated New York City Ballet Fall Gala at Lincoln Center, which saw high-profile attendees come together for a champagne reception, five ballet performance, and black-tie supper ball on the promenade of the David H. Koch Theater. She wore a beautiful dress by American designer B Michael, who is known for his glamorous designs.
Esteemed designers such as Mary Katrantzou, Carolina Herrera, Thom Brown and Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton designed costumes for the ballerinas on opening night event, which was co-chaired by Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer and Trey Laird, Marianne Lake, and Cindy Chao.