Arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, creator of three namesake boutiques in Atlanta, Manhattan, and Palo Alto, celebrated 27 years of Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta on Monday, August 26, 2019. The annual fashion forward and philanthropic event was hosted by Event Chairs Lila Hertz, Louise Sams, and Marsha Archer.
A sold-out evening, Atlanta’s most notable gathered in Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead to enjoy a high-energy cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a live auction and runway show featuring Kalinsky’s style selections from high-end designers including Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten, Sacai, Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Valentino, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. The 2019 event was held at Phipps Plaza and benefited Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina.
New this year, Marsha Archer, CEO and President of M Squared Public Relations, joined veteran co-chairs Lila Hertz and Louise Sams who continued Kalinksy’s mission to raise as many funds and awareness for the event’s beneficiaries as possible. Selling out year after year, guests slipped into a completely transformed and private environment in the Monarch Court at Phipps Plaza located in the heart of Buckhead. Last year’s event raised nearly $625,000 for the organizations, and in its history, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country. For more information, visit jeffreyfashioncares.com.
A special thanks to our sponsors: Host of the Night – Phipps Plaza, a Simon Center; Toast of the Night – Nordstrom; Presenting: Blue Sky, eventologie, Georgia Power, Jeffrey, MAGNUM, Modern Luxury, and The Tavern at Phipps.
Jeffrey Kalinsky’s Fall Trend Forecast:
In 2019, the Fall runways were a complete shakeup. Whether you prefer sharp tailoring, a dash of color, or a stand out accessory. Fall gave us a little something for every possible style: the sophisticated working woman, the bold risk-taker, and even those who’d prefer to stick to the classics.
Gauchos/culottes: Gauchos are the MUST HAVE bottom of the season. Hedi Slimane of Celine sent a statement down the runway. Gauchos in all different fabrics, and a range of colors.
Capes: Capes were one of the strongest silhouettes this season. Leading the way was Hedi Slimane for Celine, but Burberry and Marc Jacobs also sent their chic versions down the catwalk. Capes proved to be heroic for every occasion.
Purple: Purple hues shot down the runway from a mix of designers. STATEMENT faux furs from Tom Ford, and luxurious purple metallics from Dries Van Noten.
Statement Hats: Hats, Hats, and more Hats! Maria Grazia of Dior went the bucket hat route, while brands like Marc Jacobs, Valentino, and Tom ford also featured their current take on the 2019 fall hat obsession. Hats of all shapes (and sizes) were the fashion accessory of the season!
Combat boots: From practical to stylish, combat boots were the biggest Fall shoe trend of 2019. Versions from the likes of Gianvito Rossi, Celine, Saint Laurent, and Amiri! The classic combat was completely reinvented, making this your must-have shoe for any look!
Photo: Hakim Wright