Over 60 guests came together to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in Swifty’s elegant private dining room. Author Rose Hartman signed selected snapshots from her book which highlights fashion’s greatest couples over three decades—including Claudia Schiffer and Valentino, Bianca and Jade Jagger, Andy Warhol and Lou Reed, Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley, along with the event’s host Jean Shafiroff who is featured in the “Pets” section with her pit bull.
Attendees included host Jean Shafiroff and her husband Martin Shafiroff, Rose Hartman (Photographer, Author of “Incomparable Couples”), Robert Caravaggi (Swifty’s Restaurateur), Chef Stephen Attoe (Swifty’s Restaurateur), Roy Kean, Amelia Ogunlesi, Christopher Walling (Christopher Walling Jewelry), Maggie Norris (Fashion Designer), Victor de Souza (Fashion Designer), Ike Ude (Photographer & Author), Edgar Batista, Roric Tobin, Jamie Colby (Fox News), Randi Schatz (President, Avenue Magazine), Ann Rapp (Screenwriter), Geoffrey Bradfield (Interior Designer), Michael Gross (Author, “House of Outrageous Fortune”), Fabiola Aria (Fashion designer), Cassandra Seidenfeld, Lauren Lawrence, Marc Rosen, Larry Kaiser, Craig Dix, Suzette Charles, Rick Friedberg.
Photography by Patrick McMullan
Jean Shafiroff is a noted philanthropist who is actively involved as a volunteer fundraiser and leader of several charitable causes. She possesses a remarkable ability to connect different charitable groups with interested people and resources and sits on the board of seven charities. Jean’s particular interests include charities related to women, health care, animals and the people of the cities she calls home, including New York Women’s Foundation, Couture Council, Southampton Hospital, NYC Mission Society, JBFCS, Southampton Animal Shelter, Lighthouse Guild and French Heritage Society. In tandem with her philanthropic responsibilities, Jean has also hosted events in honor of the entertainment industry both in New York and Los Angeles.
About Incomparable Couples by Rose Hartman
Chronicling the alluring world of beauty and style, photographer Rose Hartman has captured fashion’s trendsetters for three decades, and in so doing has helped to define what we appreciate most about glamour and those who create it. Thanks to her impeccable timing and placement, Hartman opts to trip the shutter at just the prescient moment, capturing a critical instant in a conversation – a pose, a gesture, an embrace – so as to present us with a lasting image of the personal dynamics between famous couples in fashion and film that is a glorious testament to Hartman’s exceptional talent and unerring eye. Published by ACC Editions. Available on Amazon.com
Swifty’s has been a favorite Upper East Side haunt for over 15 years, despite an ever-changing dining scene. A sophisticated yet low-key American bistro, Swifty’s attracts a devoted clientele. Owners Stephen Attoe and Robert Caravaggi, former chef and maître d' respectively of legendary Upper East Side boîte, Mortimer’s, combine classic and straight-forward, American and European cuisine with friendly and impeccable service. The ambient dining room, reminiscent of a well-appointed English country house with rustic wooden floors and whimsical patterned wallpaper, was created by famed decorators Mario Buatta and Anne Eisenhower.