The 19th Annual New York Flower Show™ Dinner Dance


Peter Copping

Raised in Oxford, England, Peter Copping moved to London at the age of eighteen to study fashion design at Central Saint Martins. He then went on to receive his Graduate degree from the Royal College of Art. During his graduate studies, Peter was invited to work for Christian Lacroix in Paris, his first studio experience in high fashion. Peter then accepted a position at Sonia Rykiel which would prepare him for a twelve-year tenure at Louis Vuitton where he oversaw the women’s ready-to-wear collection as Studio Director under Marc Jacobs.

In 2009, Peter joined Nina Ricci as Artistic Director. There, he spent five years finessing the house’s legacy of supreme femininity and romance. For his work at Nina Ricci, Copping received the Fashion Group International Fashion Star award in 2014.

In October of 2014, Peter Copping was appointed Creative Director of Oscar de la Renta. Hand picked by Mr. de la Renta before his passing, Peter is responsible for setting the design direction across all product categories in the New York based company.

Fall 2015 was Copping’s first collection for Oscar de la Renta.

Mary Van Pelt

Mary Van Pelt was born and raised in Houston, and graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1994 with a degree in art history. She moved to New York and began her career in the special events office at Sotheby’s, where she spent the next five years planning parties for art collectors. From there she moved on to the Museum of Modern Art, and then on to Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg, continuing to hone her craft. She stepped out on her own in 2003, forming Mary Van Pelt & Co, an event marketing and management business.

Mary joined the Horticultural Society of New York as a trustee in 2006 and served as chairman from 2009 to 2015 and co-chairman in 2015-2016. In addition to her event-planning skills playing a key role in fundraising for the Hort, Mary was engaged in building the organization’s membership and in raising awareness of the Hort’s many and vital educational and community programs, particularly those serving city populations who have virtually no exposure to nature, plants, or horticulture.

Today, Mary divides her time between New York and Newport, Rhode Island, where she lives with her husband Guy and their twin daughters. She continues to be active in the Hort as well as other community organizations including the Preservation Society of Newport County. In her spare time, she is teaching herself to cook and attempting to green her brown thumb.

This evening generously sponsored by

Bruce W. Addison
CeCe Black
Missey Condie
Andrea Henderson Fahnestock
Jared Goss
Huguette Hersch
Kamie Lightburn
Mario Nievera
Sheila Stephenson

Virginia and David Apple
Sharon Casdin
Michael Clifford
      and Robert Levy
Sara Dodd
Eleni and Randall Gianopulos
Nina Griscom
Leslie and Andrew Heaney
Barbara and Thomas C. Israel
Cindy and Stephen Ketchum
Nell and Robert Kleinschmidt
John Knott and John Fondas

Michele and Scott Lindsay
Ursula and Paul Lowerre
Lily and William O’Boyle
Romaine Orthwein
      and David Gutterman
Kathy and Othon Prounis
Deborah and Charles M. Royce
Anne Shearman
Margot and Randolph Takian
Evelyn Tompkins
Lara Trafelet

Mario Buatta
John Danzer
      and Chip Allemann
Hunt Slonem
Thomas L. Woltz

Ellen Avellino
Meg Braff
Hartley du Pont
Thom Filicia
Brian McCarthy
Alatia Bradley Bach
Elizabeth Belfer
Kate and Andy Bellin
Paige Betz and Lee Potter
Alice Campbell
Peyton Carrs
Adele Chatfield-Taylor
Melanie and Kevin Chisholm
Jessica and Bryan Cho
Bryan Colwell
Amy G. Connor
Susie and Sanford Criner

John Dalsheim
Lucy and Nathaniel Day
Barbara de Portago
Pamela and David B. Ford
Linda and Charles Garnett
Victor Geraci
Mark Gilbertson
Monica and
      Holcombe T. Green III
Kate Gubelmann
Dennis S. Hersch
Nancy and Michael Hodin

Ann and Tom Kempner
Karen Klopp
Emily and Richard Leonard Richard Lightburn
Stephanie and James Loeffler
Rod Mathey
Charlotte Moss
Jill and Andrew Roosevelt
John Royall
Duncan Sahner
Jean and Martin Shafiroff
Douglas Steinbrech

Elizabeth Stribling
      and Guy Robinson
Alison and Geoffrey Strong
Katie Tozer
Guy Van Pelt
Bunny Williams
      and John Rosselli
Clelia Zacharias
All lists in formation

Bastille Flowers & Events
Byron C. James
     for House of Oasis
Events By O9 Inc
Fleurs Bella
Flowers By Daye
Fox Fodder Farm

H. Hartley du Pont Designs
Hugh McMahon
Jennifer Bradford Davis
Interior Design
Jorge Cazzorla
     for Celebrate Flowers
L’Olivier Floral Atelier

Laura Clare,
     Floral Design & Event Décor
Mixed Greens Event Design
Peartree Flowers
Renny & Reed
Rose Red & Lavender

Simply Nia Design
Stellar Style Events
Sterling Blooms
Sviba Decorators

Entertainment by DJ Christopher Sealey

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