The newly renovated Polo Club of Boca Raton was a sight of glitz and glamour for the Putting on the Ritz luncheon.
The event, which included a fashion show from Elie Tahari, raised more than $200,000 for the Polo Club Chapter of the Pap Corps. The nonprofit organization funds cancer research programs at the University of Miami ‘s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The club sold out tickets for the fundraiser, filling the ballroom to capacity with a lively crowd of more than 500 people. They danced and sung along to the likes of ABBA and Van Morrison, performed live by Meshell & Co.
Tahari himself was present during the event. He showcased his spring 2015 collection, a series of pieces he describes as “earthy, shipwrecked, weathered and very natural.”
“It’s about femininity and going back to nature,” Tahari says.
Tahari is a good friend and previous client of Arnold Cohen, who was honored at the event along with his wife Barbara for their dedication to the Pap Corps. Tahari says Cohen always had the intention of doing something good in the world, adding – “I am his assistant here.”
Boca is one of only eight cities with a brick and mortar Elie Tahari store, located at Town Center at Boca Raton.
“I love Boca,” Tahari says. “…You have all kinds of great people [here].”
For more information on The Pap Corps, visit papcorps.org.