Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff’s

Annual Bastille Day Luncheon

In Honor Of The French Heritage Society

Jean Shafiroff (photo credit: ©Patrick McMullan)

Philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff hosted her Annual Bastille Day Luncheon at the upscale restaurant Michael’s  in honor of the French Heritage Society whom will be honoring Jean at their 40th Anniversary New York Gala this coming November, 2022. Jean’s distinguished guests enjoyed a specialty menu in Michael’s private dining room and were a cross-section of Society and the media.

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, US Representative Carolyn Maloney, Nicole Miller, Richard Johnson, Rita Cosby, Bill McCuddy, Katlean de Monchy, Barbara Tober, CeCe Black, Christine Schott, David Hochberg, Debra Tanger, Ernest Schmatola, George Ledes, Janna Bullock, Jonathan Marder, Laurel Marcus, Mar Morosse, Marilyn Crawford, Matt Rich, Montgomery Fraiser, Nicole Noonan, Nurit Kahane, Randi Schatz, Roy Kean, Lee Fryd, Ruth Miller, Tony Bowles, Dee Rivera, Margo Langenberg, Edgar Batista, Leiba Nesis, Sylvia Hemmingway, Marilyn Kirschner, Dr. Penny Grant, Lauren Roberts, Alex Hemmer, Lucia Hwong-Gordon and Tomaczek Bednarek.

All photos credit Patrick McMullan except where noted.


Jean wore two outfits to the event.  French designer Courreges for the jackets and Oscar de la Renta for the dress which were mirror images in pink and in green.
Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff has served as a board member of the French Heritage Society since 2010. A strong supporter of the nonprofit organization, Jean is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and promotion of French heritage in America and France.

The French national holiday, Bastille Day, commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison, marking the beginning of the French Revolution, which took place on July 14, 1789. The Bastille prison was a symbol of the absolute and arbitrary power of Louis XVI’s Regime. By capturing this symbol, the people signaled that the king’s authority should be limited by a separation of powers.

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