Paradise Fund Casino Draws Palm Beach’s Elite

At the Paradise Fund’s annual Casino Night Gala on November 28, philanthropy and fashion once again ruled the night.

A young generation of Palm Beach notables are not only generating applause and recognition for their charitable work, they’re also attracting attention for their elegance and style savvy.  Event sponsors Emilio Pucci, Jimmy Choo and Gucci also contributed to the fashionable fete, with Pucci dressing several of the evening’s hosts.

We’ve highlighted some of the most outstanding outfits from both the ladies and the gentlemen of a vibrant group of Palm Beachers who stepped out in style to support some great causes and celebrate a very successful year.

While the Casino Night Gala at Whitehall is undoubtedly a highlight of the social season, the Paradise Fund’s charitable and community projects continue throughout the year.  They also have a much-anticipated New York event planned for April at the Metropolitan Club.  You can bet that the festivities and fashion in the Big Apple, like in Palm Beach, will be nothing short of prodigious.

Here’s who wore what:

1.      Chairwoman Bettina Anderson shines resplendent, dressed by Pucci in current collection gown with Jimmy Choo clutch and Ferragamo heels.  Photo courtesy of: Capehart Photography.

2.      Chairman Zachary Potter is well-suited in a Prada tuxedo with Del Toro shoes and Pucci pocket square.  Host Brianna Mahler cuts a striking figure, dressed by Pucci in current collection gown with Prada heels and Irene Lummertz jewelry.  Photo courtesy of: Capehart Photography.

3.      Decidedly daring host Wyatt Koch chose an azure Tom Ford blazer paired with Ralph Lauren shirt and slacks and accessorized with Armani shoes, tie and pocket square.  Photo courtesy of: Capehart Photography.

4.      Kaci Hanner beams radiant in the latest from Nordstrom and sumptuous sandals.  ESPN’s Josh Cohen sports modern coordination in Hugo Boss.  Photo courtesy of: Capehart Photography.

5.      A soft stole and vintage clutch complement glowing Kelsey Wade Haney’s Pucci gown while Alyssa Rodriguez shimmers in Badgley Mischka sleek noir with Yves Saint Laurent clutch and heels.  Photo courtesy of:  Lila Photo.

6.      Cori Seaberg and host Jeffrey Berman embody elegance in lux looks. Cori wears a Chloe gown with Oscar de la Renta capelet and accordant jewelry while Jeff dons a complete Tom Ford ensemble. Photo courtesy of:  Lila Photo.

7.      Charismatic and chic, host Allegra Fanjul and Calixto García-Velez IV form a dynamic couple with Allegra in an Alexis top and pants with an Allegra Fanjul One-of-A-Kind necklace, Pucci clutch and Louboutin heels and Calixto in a J.Crew navy tuxedo, Thomas Pink shirt, Ralph Lauren tie and cummerbund, Stubbs & Wootton slippers and vintage cufflinks and studs.  Photo courtesy of:  Lila Photo.

8.      The well-attired founders, chairs and host committee set the stage for a fashionable and lively evening.  Photo courtesy of: Michele Eve Photography.

9.      Henry Morrison Flagler’s Whitehall proved a spirited and spacious setting once again for the annual gala.   Photo courtesy of: Capehart Photography.