Joffrey Ballet Presents 6th Annual Couture & Cocktails This Friday

September 22, 2011
Bonnie Jean Adams

Joffrey Ballet presents 6th Annual Couture & Cocktails this Friday Bonnie Jean Adams' photo

, Chicago Culture & Events Examiner September 22, 2011 - Like this? Subscribe to get instant updates.

Join The Joffrey Ballet for a night of fashion, cocktails, auctions, dinner and dancing this Friday.

WHAT: Co-chaired this year by Kristina McGrath and Rebecca Besser, this glamorous fall event will feature internationally known fashion designer David Meister and a dramatic full-runway fashion show co-presented by Neiman Marcus, Michigan Avenue.   The event will launch The Joffrey Ballet’s 2011-12 season.

The evening begins at 6 PM with an exclusive VIP partysponsored by Moet & Chandon and Belvedere, where guests will mix and mingle with fashion designer David Meister while enjoying delectable cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

  Patron guests are invited to join the party at 7 PM, enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and peruse the fabulous silent auction items.   At 8 PM, guests will enjoy a riveting live auction highlighting items like a PGA Masters Tournament getaway for four people and a Los Angeles experiencewith The Joffrey Ballet and David Meister. Advertisement Click here to find out more!   The auction will be followed by the featured David Meister Fall collection fashion show as well as selectmen’s wear looks from Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue.   After the show, guests will dance the night away with the Joffrey Company dancers.   WHEN: Friday, September 23rd   WHERE:The Hudson, 2222 South Michigan Avenue - one block west of McCormick Place   $ Tickets for the evening are priced at $1,000 for Model Chic tickets, $500 for All-Star tickets and $275 Patron tickets. The Model Chic and All-Star tickets will include fabulous extras at the event, including the exclusive VIP cocktail party.

Sponsorship packages feature luxurious perks like hair and makeup the day of the event, a full page add in the program and VIP treatment in the Intersport lounge, as well as excellent marketing and entertainment opportunities for participating organizations.

For more information and ticket or donation inquiries: Visit or contact Julia Doherty, Director of Special Events, at 312.386.8921

About Couture & Coctails: This year’s event sponsors include Neiman Marcus Michigan  Avenue, CelebTV, Michigan Avenue magazine, Intersport, McGrathImports, United Airlines, Moet & Chandon and Belvedere.   In 2010, Couture & Cocktails raised more than $260,000 for The Joffrey Ballet’s programs and performances which help sustain the artistic innovation and elegance that are synonymous with the Joffrey name.   Gifts to Couture & Cocktails also provide dance and educational opportunities to thousands of Chicago students. This year’s goal is just over $280,000.