Outshining My Fair Lady, Ascot and the Easter Parade all in one is no easy feat. The 26th Annual New York Central Park Conservancy Luncheon manages to do just that, while raising over 2 million dollars to keep the park green and beautiful. Over 1200 guests, mostly ladies with beauty and charity in mind, wore hundreds of different, stunning and unusual millinery creations to honor this fundraising event in the Conservatory Gardens in New York’s upper East side.
 

Television actress Morgan Fairchild and Remede executive, Whitney Topping.


 

The Central Park Conservancy was founded in 1980 to manage the upkeep of New York’s 850 acre Central Park, a green oasis in a landscape of concrete and high rise buildings mid Manhattan. Architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux created this park in the mid 1800s when New York had a population of about 500,000. It became a National Historical landmark in 1963. Although the lakes and paths look as if nature had created them, they are entirely landscaped. Ponds, lakes, walking paths, ice-skating rinks, the Central Park Zoo, children’s playgrounds and a Conservatory Garden, the park’s only formal garden, are here for the public to enjoy. To date the Conservancy has invested over 450 million dollars in the Park, making it a model for urban parks worldwide.


 

                                                                  Could she be more chic?

 

More hats and conversation.





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