Capri Chic

Pamela Fiori signing copies of her new book. All partyphotos: Billy Farrell Agency

Akris, the high-end designer brand known for dressing today’s most stylish power women — like Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Tina Fey, and Oprah — hosted a fashionable cocktail fete in honor of Pamela Fiori’s new book, In the Spirit of Capri. Melissa and I were honored to be guests.
Fiori, Town & Country magazine’s editor-at-large, was on hand to sign copies of the beautiful Assouline coffee table gem.  The book features a collection of classic shots of the glamourous island by renown photographers like Slim Aarons. In it you’ll see images of international jetsetters including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Valentino, Marisa Berenson, Brigitte Bardot and Babe Paley, as well as picutres of the gorgeous landscape and scenery.  
Fiori in an Akris shirtdress printed with an image from the book
Martine Assouline
Akris designer Albert Kriemler was so inspired by the book, he created pieces for his spring and resort 2011 collection using the imagery. “I love Capri,” says Kriemler, “because it’s not a resort — it’s a world apart — a rock in the middle of the sea.”
Looks from the Akris resort collection: 

A resort dress and the image that inspired its design

Clothes from the Akris collection
All proceeds from the sale of the book that night — they sold out in a flash! — benefited the U.S. fund for UNICEF. Actress Tea Leoni (looking effortlessly chic), a UNICEF board member, was there to toast the efforts.
Actress Tea Leoni

The Akris store on Madison Ave

The scene at the party

 Melissa and I got our signed copies of the book, oohed-and-aahed over the luxurious clothes, and then sat rapt hearing Pamela’s fabulous stories of life as a legendary editor over a post-soiree dinner.

Can’t wait to get my hands on Pamela Fiori’s next book, In the Spirit of St. Barths… And plan my next vacation!

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