Boston Weekend in Review: Fashion Shows, Concerts at Symphony Hall and a Garden Party

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Fashion shows, concerts and a garden party were all held this week in Boston. Here’s a look back at this week’s hautest events.

john paul ataker

Monday kicked off the week right with a trunk show by New York designer John Paul Ataker at L’Elite on Newbury Street. Known for his gorgeous evening wear with a haute couture flair, the sneak peek into the beautiful luxury 2015/2016 fall/winter line was the first Boston trunk show for the designer. Free flowing designs, custom fabrics and flattering styles are what Ataker is so well known for. If you missed earlier this week, the show continues now through Sunday.

Denise Hajjar
Denise Hajjar

Photo Credit: Denise Hajjar

On Wednesday night, fashionista Denise Hajjar hosted her second anniversary as designer-in-residence at the Intercontinental Hotel. The beautiful evening featured an al fresco fashion show with food and cocktails from RumBa, the Fort Point Channel hotel’s on-site cocktail bar. After the fashion show, guests had an opportunity to view Hajjar’s collection and accessories available for purchase in The Champagne Lounge.

Handel + Haydn
Handel + Haydn

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Last night, Handel + Haydn sung their season finale at Symphony Hall. Known for their famous “Messiah” rendition which was also performed, the evening’s performance included featured the world premiere of “My Angel, His Name is Freedom” by American composer Gabriela Lena Frank.

Fenway CDC
Fenway CDC

Photo Credit: Fenway CDC

If you were looking to dance the night away with a breathtaking view of the entire city of Boston then you headed to The Fenway Ball held last night at the Prudential Skywalk. More than 200 guests enjoyed some delicious bites and live music along with silent auctions for raffle items. The event was hosted by Fenway Community Development Corporation that works to provide residential stability within the Fenway neighborhood. The community planning organization assists low income families with everything from events to affordable housing. Items from the live and silent auctions included tickets to Billy Joel, Zac Brown and James Taylor’s concerts at Fenway Park and a weekend as an astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Photo Credit: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Museum lovers gathered at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Calderwood Hall last night for an outdoor garden party. This is always one of the best ways each year to kick off the summer in style. The museum houses art, musicians and scholars in a beautiful 1902 building modeled after a 15th century Venetian palazzo. After the event, guests checked out the Renzo Piano wing to view a beautiful collection of art. There are more than 2,500 paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, manuscripts, rare books and decorative arts here featuring originals by Titian, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Manet, Degas, Whistler and Sargent.

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