On Friday March 17th, Jean Shafiroff hosted a private surprise dinner in honor of celebrity photographer Patrick McMullan at Jue Lan Club located within the old Limelight space.
Over 50 friends and family including Liam McMullan who DJ’d at the after party while wearing a silver Andy Warhol, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Yaz and Valentin Hernandez and son Valentin Hernandez Jr., interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield, young philanthropists Jacqueline Kent Cooke and Larry Milstein, Pat Hackett – who edited Andy Warhol’s diaries, writers Michael Musto and R. Couri Hay fashion designers Nick Graham, Frederick Anderson and Victor De Souza, joined the Philanthropist for an intimate dinner of Asian inspired dishes served on festive tables decorated with green confetti bombs. Jean made a short toast where she wished the famous social and event photographer the happiest of birthdays.
Among those wearing green were Dr. Penny Grant, James Francis Ginty, Janna Bullock and Emanuele Fiore, who joined Ann Rapp, Roy Kean, Matt Rich, John Christopher LiPuma and Britteny Dawson in the festivities.
Following dinner, 600 additional guests, including famed club kid Richie Rich, along with a representative from the Irish Embassy who called the birthday boy “a vital Irish American,” Justine Kleinman, Robin Byrd, Roger the Baron Cabrol, Mary Brosnahan – Head of Coalition for the Homeless, April Barton, and Anthony Haden Guest, arrived to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as the after party began in the main room downstairs. Jean Shafiroff is a philanthropist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give.