A lively evening of Southern fashion, classic cocktails, shopping specials and live entertainment took place at The Shops at Canal Place to kick off summer chic fashion. In addition to shopping, patrons mingled and enjoyed small bites, mint juleps, martinis and Firefly moonshine from 19 local restaurants on the first and second floors of the mall.

Guests donning dapper patterns, colors and of course, seersucker suits participated in the annual seersucker contest, judged by New Orleans Fashion Week’s Tracee Dundas and L. Kasimu Harris. Charles D. Divins of WDSU served as emcee.

Robin Barnes, followed by the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, added a fun musical spin to the event. The raffles included categories in Shopping, Wine, Beer, Entertainment, Craft and Lagniappe.

Co-Chairs were Allison and Ben Tiller, Sarah Elizabeth Dewey and Jolie Bensen Hamilton. Also in attendance were museum namesake Roger Ogden, the Ogden Museum Director William Andrews with Stacie Andrews, Ogden Board President Allison Kendrick and many representatives from Shops at Canal Place. 


What: “Sippin’ in Seersucker,” benefiting Ogden Museum of Southern Art
When: Friday, May 8
Where: The Shops at Canal Place