From Hats to Kilts

The Shops at Canal Place plays host to summer style for the Ogden.
Photographed by Jeff Strout
Roger Ogden with co-chairs Tabitha and Micaiah Bethune

The 2014 “Sippin’ in Seersucker” took place on May 9 at the forever-stylish Shops at Canal Place. The fashionable event benefits the venerable Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Katye and Trey Fayard and Tabitha and Micaiah Bethune served as co-chairs of the event. As well as staging an event packed with entertainment and fashion, the benefit also honored artist Alex Beard with the much-coveted Legacy Award. Beard was honored for his selfless contributions to the arts scene, as well as his outstanding talent as an artist.

Perhaps the highlight of the event, guests participated in a seersucker fashion contest, in which the best dressed were honored for their most genius seersucker ensembles. James Robertson – sporting a seersucker kilt – won the fashion show, along with Keyia Mavita and Jason Gross.

The Creole String Beans and Stephen Walker & Friends also led guests through a fun-filled and fashionable evening with their musical stylings. In addition to fabulous conversation and music, seersucker-draped attendees participated in a raffle with more than five fabulous lots, as well as an exquisite silent auction. The auction featured a highly coveted Les Paul electric guitar, allowing the highest bidder to take the sweet sounds of the evening home forever.

The event also served delectable dining fare from more than 200 of New Orleans’ top restaurants. 

EVENT AT A GLANCE

What:  “Sippin’ in Seersucker,” benefiting the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
When:  Friday, May 9
Where:  The Shops at Canal Place