Kicking off New York Fashion Week, haute couture designer, Randi Rahm hosted a fashionable soiree in her Fifth Avenue studio. At the party, Rahm announced a date for one of her upcoming philanthropic events, “Rahm’s Prom”, a prom-inspired cocktail gala being held on April 12th at the Essex House, to benefit Operation PROM and The Children’s Storefront, a nonprofit Harlem school for underprivileged children. The Bachlorette’s Ashley Hebert and finance’ JP Rosenbaum will be crowned Prom Queen and King during this event as a way to show their support for the cause.

During the evening, while guests mingled enjoying champagne, Wooden Ships Wines, and chilled, signature ‘Randi’ – martinis made with ONEROQ and served from a custom ice luge, models presented several magnificent red-carpet gowns designed by Rahm, which can be seen in the photos below. Also at the event, were orderves like macaroon – pastrami sandwiches (talk about an explosion of flavor!), and a custom cigar table, where an expert rolled freshly made cigars for guests. (See photos below).

Notable guests at the party included; Mad Men’s Talia Balsam, NYC Housewives Luann DeLesseps, Celebrity Manager Dina Lohan, musician Ron Grant, VH-1 Personality/Celebrity Stylist (JayZ, Naomi Cambell, Mariah Carey) June Ambrose, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated Screenwriter Christopher Solimine, Comedian Felonious Munk, NYC Socialites Kathryn Chenault, Meryl and Alan Cohen/Cohen’s Fashion Optical, Lillian Vernon, Lise Evans and Maria Vecchiotti. Photo gallery after the jump.

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In the photo below: Amanda Wolff,X, Dinah Lohan, Nicholas Parnell, Joan & Paul Sullivan

In the photo below: Brendon Ratner, Randi Rahm, Countess Luanne

In the photo below: Dinah Lohan, Randi Rahm

In the photo below: Folonious Monk

In the photo below: Freshly rolled cigars!

In the photo below: me!

Atmosphere Photos

The Randi-Tini

In the photo below: I caught celebrity stylist, June Ambrose on the way into the party!

Models wearing Randi Rahm Dresses

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