Social Styles: The Young Arts Foundation Gala

Who Wore What to Where by Elysze Held



In South Florida, the name Elysze Held is synonymous with style. As founder and president of the Miami fashion/image consulting firm, Style Out of the City, Elysze is the personal stylist to WSVN 7/Deco Drive’s hosts, Lynn Martinez & Louis Aguirre and has dressed CEO's, models, super-models, celebrities, socialites & fashionistas! Elysze frequently commutes to New York, is a field producer for Mercedes Benz New York Fashion week, and styles national advertising campaigns. With her stylist's eye, she lets us know WHO WORE WHAT to WHERE!


The National YoungArts Foundation's annual Affair of the Arts gala proved itself to be yet again the most quintessential star-studded event of the season. Where else can one find artists Adrian Grenier, Debbie Allen, James Rosenquist, Mikhail Baryshnikov Chick Corea, Desmond Richardson, Debi Mazar, photographer Bruce Weber, violinist Joshua Bell and choreographer Bill T. Jones at a performance and gala in Miami’s Gusman Center of the Performing Arts hosted by Broadway great Brian Stokes Mitchell? Not to mention the most fabulously dressed patrons!

They all came together to honor and support the future of the arts in America!


The Boys are back in town! James Rosenquist & Mikhail Baryshnikov!

Toby Lerner Ansin in Oscar de la Renta lace bugle bead dress w/lace overlay, Judith Lieber bag & Ivanka Trump earrings with Lin Arison in an exquisite cut velvet ensemble by Mayda Cisneros.


Jeannine Lehr in a flowing gunmetal silk dress and “art-to-wear” piece by Ingrid with Paul Lehr, dapper in a Brioni jacket & bow tie, Armani shirt pants.

Gala Chairs Marile Lopez stunning in a green Mayda Cisneros dress & Dior bag and Jorge Luis Lopez in Armani suit and Versace tie


Vanessa Selva in Diane von Furstenberg sleek dress & Pamela Love gold cuff and St. Regis Hotel’s VP/GM Marco Selva in Zegna suit and Eton shirt.

Jim Eroncig in Hugo Boss and Bobi Eroncig in Roberto Cavalli

Marvin Ross Friedman in a Nehru three quarter length jacket from New Dehli and (2) original pins from Nardi Jewelers in Venice with Adrienne bon Haes in a dress her own collection(the fabric picked up in Southhampton!


Norma Quintero in a charming Oscar de la Renta dress & cashmere shrug, shoes by Christian Louboutin and Prada bag.

Michael Capponi in a Giorgio Armani jacket, Brioni shirt, Bruno Magli shoes

Susie Wahab, elegant & ethereal in red Versace, Giuseppe Zanotti evening platforms, Alexander McQueen bag


Diane Lieberman in Kaufman Franco dress & silver fox wrap, and fabulous diamond drop earrings with Alan Lieberman in an embossed velvet Ralph Lauren Black Label jacket shirt & pants.

Michele Oka Doner in Prada silk shantung evening coat, Lisa Perry plexi mules and Nancy Gonzalez clutch

Debbie Allen in Donna Karan white blouse and pencil skirt


Giselle Kovacs in BCBG Max Azria crème silk dress, Manolo shoes and vintage hand-beaded clutch from India

Sarah Arison chic in a queen blue Victoria Beckham knit dress and Prada bag

Sarah in Victoria-now this is how to wear a dress!


Best accessory of the evening! Seen on Michael Capponi—cufflinks with the Presidential seal, given to him by an Ambassador mentor(of course to wear again upon announcement of his Ambassadorship?)