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Botticelli, Balenciaga & Buttercream
April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Charlotte Neuville’s life of art, fashion, and extraordinary confections
Tuesday, April 23
$10 for members, $20 for guests
With a double major at Williams in Art History & Studio Art, a degree from Parsons, and the International Culinary Center, Charlotte Neuville has indeed always lived her life by creative design.
She began her career as Assistant Designer to Perry Ellis, and became Adrienne Vittadini’s Design Director two years later. In 1985, she launched her name brand, Charlotte Neuville, Inc., to retailers including Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and Harrods of London. In 1996, Charlotte was recruited to transform the retail chain, Lerner New York, into what ultimately became the $1B+ brand, New York and Company. In 2005, she joined The Gap as Executive Vice President of Design (Men’s, Women’s, and Accessories) and was responsible for creating the record-breaking global brand PRODUCT (RED) for Bono, which has generated over $600M in the fight to eliminate AIDS.
After 30 years in fashion design, Charlotte turned a lifelong hobby into a professional pursuit, merging her passion for fashion with her love of the pastry arts. Her couture cakes and chic confections, as visually unforgettable as they are delicious, have garnered applause from fashionistas and foodies alike.
Club members will have the opportunity to hear Charlotte Neuville’s story, and learn how she goes about creating these truly amazing confections—and taste some as well! After her presentation, she will be joined in a conversation about her work with the Club’s Executive Chef, Michael Bourquin. Audience Q&A will be followed by cake—naturally!—along with tea & coffee.