This past February, the CURVE/EUROVET AMERICAS team was happy to welcome brands, retailers and partners to the CURVE 10 Year Anniversary Gala to honor the community brought together a decade ago by the CURVE founders Laurence & Jean-Luc Teinturier; among them: Wacoal, Chantelle, Natori, Hanky Panky, Komar, Commando, Anita, Panache, Lise Charmel, Cosabella, Montelle, Leonisa, Empreinte, Simone Pérèle, Easton International, I.N. Showroom, Alla Prima, Torso Lingerie, Town Shop and Petticoat Fair.
To highlight the 10 Year Anniversary, there were 10 unexpected couples to revive and remember the best moments of the past 10 years of CURVE with creativity and an uplifting spirit. The featured couples are 40 Years of Success (Gale Epstein from Hanky Panky and Kenneth Natori from Natori), Global Brands (Sonja Winther from Chantelle and Bob Vitale from Wacoal), American Success Stories (Kerry O’Brien from Commando and David Komar from Komar), The French Touch…With a Canadian Accent (Louise Schultz from Simone Perele and Paul Fabrizio from Empreinte), The Americas (Octavio Quintana from Leonisa and William Haddad from Montelle), European Intimates (Joy Haizen from Anita and Denise Shepherd from Panache), France 1 – Italy 1 (Sandra Jones from Lise Charmel and Guido Campello from Cosabella), Sales Partners (Ivana Nonnis from I.N. Showroom and Russel Klein from Easton International), Who Runs the World? Girls! (Yolaida Duran from Alla Prima and Deborah Curcio from Torso Lingerie), and The Boys are Back in Town (Danny Koch from Town Shop and Kirk Andrews from Petticoat Fair).
This special event was also the occasion to gather for a great cause. The event was a nonprofit occasion and CURVE, in support of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, is fully donating all gala proceeds to BCRF.
Held at the Tribeca Rooftop, a gorgeous rooftop event space in the heart of downtown Manhattan, the intimate gala dinner was extremely well received by all attendees, with Marcia Shally from Parfait, Russ Klein from Easton International, and Paul Fabrizio from Empreinte all praising the night and noting how the atmosphere was extremely welcoming and had a communal feel of friendship. Ellen Lewis from Lingerie Briefs, who was also in attendance, mentioned that the dinner was an amazing and fantastic event that people are still talking about. The evening also highlighted how tight and close knit the intimate apparel community is, and how each member, whether it be brands, retailers, colleagues, partners, are in a similar situation and share the same positive values.