Chic Derby Luncheon Tips Hat To Style
By Jonthan Spindel
Photography by Greg Harrison
THE SCENE: The verdant Argyle club was the scene of the 14th annual Le Brunch des Chapeaux luncheon benefitting the Autism Community Network. The sold-out crowd of 470 donned their most chic chapeaux for the “Day at the Races” theme, and San Antonio’s own style-setting boutique Julian Gold presented an incredible style show highlighting the season’s latest in fashion trends.
THE VIBE: The derby theme was brought to life by decorations chair Laurie Barnes, whose décor vision transported guests to a truly Triple Crown vibe. Guests enjoyed an al fresco brunch luncheon, then enjoyed the signature event: the Julian Gold Show, which featured a showcase of styles of the season, including designers who made a splash during Fiesta and beyond.
THE CAUSE: Event chairs for the 14th annual event were Shalimar Wallis, Kati Smith and Edie Wright. Proceeds of Le Brunch benefitted Autism Community Network. ACN’s mission is to maximize the potential of children with autism by increasing autism awareness and services for families throughout the San Antonio area.