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Gilan and Maggie Norris Couture
Salute The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT
For Fashion's Night Out


Gilan and Maggie Norris Couture

Salute the Couture Council
of The Museum at FIT
For Fashion’s Night Out


Liz Peek, Samir Tahan, Valerie Steele

Liz Peek, Samir Tahan, Valerie Steele
Photo by: RICHARD KOEK /   and



(New York, NY) (September 13, 2010) - Istanbul based jeweler Gilan and Maggie Norris Couture saluted the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT during Friday’s Fashion’s Night Out at Gilan’s 5th Avenue store (on September 10th).

The party was hosted by The Museum at FIT’s Chief Curator & Director Valerie Steele, Michele Gerber Klein, Somers Farkas, Liz Peek, Whitney Wolfe, Gillian Hearst Simonds, Maggie Norris and Gilan’s North American Ambassador Samir Tahan. The Merrill Lynch sponsored night was attended by Lucca & Co’s Lisa Jackson, Couture Council Board Member Jean Shafiroff, Timothy John, Lauren Ezersky, top attorneys Mark W. Smith, Salvatore Strazzullo and William Beslow, Gaetana Enders, Elaine Sargent, Dr. Robert Grant, Susan Malick, Dr. Kevin Plancher, Patricia Shiah, Dr. Michael Kraus, Sohair Soukkary John Wessels, Susan Winters and Patrick McDonald. Guests at the event sipped signature Maggie cocktails made with Vision Vodka and honeydrop Tea.

The event featured paintings and illustrations of Gilan Jewelry and Maggie Norris Couture from premiere contemporary artists Anna Kiper, Audrey Schilt and Nelson Shanks as well as couture designs and jewelry worn by stunning models including Miss Massachusetts 2009 Alison Cronin, actress Sarah Bradford, Cindy Guyer and Princess Keisha Omilana. The featured artwork will be on display in the Gilan store and 10 percent of the proceeds from all jewelry purchases will be donated to the Couture Council through September 17th.



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