Be a Philanthropic Fashionista

October 8, 2009 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

You think you know how to shop? Newport boasts its fair share of the well-heeled, but one of its all-time chicest residents was famed tobacco

Dior Cocktail Dress, ca 1950

Dior Cocktail Dress, ca 1950

heiress Doris Duke (1912 – 1993), who’s covetable closet at her Rough Point Estate on Bellevue Avenue included everything from French couture to American prêt-à-porter. A sneak peek of just a fraction of Duke’s designer duds, including luxe pieces by Pucci, Halston and Dior, are on display now through Nov. 7 in the one-of-a-kind exhibit, Shop Like an Heiress: Buying Fashion in the 20th Century. Honoring Duke’s humanitarian and community spirit, Rough Point is collecting winter clothing for donations TONIGHT for Newport’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center.

In the last Newport Gallery Night at Rough Point, operated by the not-for-profit Newport Resroration Foundation, warm up with a glass of cider, view fine art, and make a difference to Newport families in need. The cost is $5 for adults; children 12 and under are free. For questions contact or (401) 846-4152.

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