Siding with Angels

Wall Street Journal
By Marshall Heyman

There are some social events in New York that are uppity, The Angel Ball isn’t one of them. Cipriani on Wall Street was full of somewhat kooky guests — many of them European models– who came to enjoy performances by Chaka Khan, Usher and Pharrell Williams. When Simon de Pury, one of the evening’s honorees, was attempting to auction off a pair of Lorraine Schwartz earrings, he was helped by a Russian fashion model named Irina Shayk. 

Ms. Shayk used her wily, slinky, fashion-model ways to urge guests to pay upward of $100,000 for the jewelry.

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