The Shanti Project celebrated its 39th anniversary with their annual gala highlighting “Compassion Is Universal” by honoring the courage of its clients, the devotion of its volunteers, and the generosity of its supporters. Former Shanti client and now a member of the Democratic County Central Committee Matt Dorsey received the James C. Hormel Client Community Spirit Award and long-time volunteer Jill Isenstadt the Margot Murphy Breast Cancer Inspiration Award.
This year it wasn’t just the woman who looked gorgeous at the Opera Gala, the men dazzled too! Here’s our selection of the most striking fashion duos, which includes Opera Ball co-chair Mai Shiver, beautiful in fuschia, with Colin Cowie, the celebrity party planner who made this years event one of the most memorable yet. We also adore the risk-taking looks of Ricky Serbin, Joel Goodrich, and Derek Holbrook, who prove that men can be both formal and fashionable at night.