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May 4, 2011

The Greystone Mansion Concours d’ Elegance Exhibitor Welcome Party

The night before the Concours d’Elegance car show the City of Beverly Hills, the Auto Gallery, and the Friends of Greystone held a welcome party for the exhibitors and special guests at the Beverly Canon Gardens. Hors d’oeuvres were hosted by Bouchon, wine was provided by Jaffe Estate Wines, and vodka was courtesy of Blue Angel Vodka.
It was a grand affair attended by some very well dressed people. One of which was Michelle Herrera Cousineau, who was wearing a chiffon black dress with a low cut back. Great fashion sense is all about pairing the right garment with the ideal individual and the perfect accessories. In this case I don’t know if it was the dress that made Michelle look so stunning or if she made the dress look beautiful. And, the perfect accessory was her hairstyle, which really complimented the overall look. As it turns out, Michelle has a very artistic eye. She’s a photographer for Focus Automotive and she shot the cover for the Concours d’Elegance program.

During the reception folks traded stories about their prized automobile acquisitions while a jazz band played in the background. I had a great conversation with Greg Vitaich, who told me about his vintage collection – one of which is a 1956 Austin Healy 100M that was going to be on display at the show. There was also a silent auction consisting of various Marilyn Monroe photographs hosted by Andrew Weiss Gallery. They have one of the largest Marilyn Monroe collections and proceeds from the silent auction went to benefit the Friends of Greystone.

Narrative and photos by Nikki Neil

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