The Geraghty’s Tom Kehoe greets Co-Chairs Tracey DiBuono, Jean Antoniou and Sharyl Mackey before the August 2 Day on the Terrace Fashion Show.
By Megan McKinney
How many decades has it been since Hazel Barr inaugurated Day in the Country to whip up energy for the November Service Club Gala? It wasn’t until The Peninsula Hotel Chicago opened twenty years ago that she was tempted to move her show in town as Day on the Terrace—and on the Terrace it was, always on the hottest day of the summer. After years near heat stroke, Hazel was convinced to transfer the fabulous first Monday of August luncheon and fashion show indoors to the Peninsula Ballroom, with great success.
This year the show struck another milestone when Service Club President Sherrill Bodine, with Co-Chairs Tracey DiBuono, Jean Antoniou and Sharyl Mackey, opted to change the address again to Tom Kehoe’s marvelous The Geraghty—with equal success.
Enough of our words. The 25 John Reilly Photography images that follow tell the story of the latest version of Chicago’s annual preview of fall fashion.
Peggy Klingenberg, Heather Spyra and Tracey Harris Wieder were among those who enjoyed wine and conversation at The Geraghty before the luncheon and fashion show.
They were joined by 250 others, including Marcia Northrup LaBarge and Paula Borg.
Nina Mariano and Susan Ellefson of The Peninsula Chicago
Ann Delaney and Katherine Crane
Heather Jane Johnston, Lezley Hodes and Cookie Cohen
Susan Regenstein, Susan Gohl and Myra Reilly
Rose Marie Carlson and Kristine Kinder
The centerpiece of Day on the Terrace is always the fashion show with Service Club members and local media figures modeling designs from Chicago’s finest stores.
Service Club members included Karen Peters in Anne Fontaine.
Christina Montgomery modeling Ted Baker
Greg Hyder of The Peninsula in CRAM
Pasquale Gianni in CRAM
Tina Weller working alice + olivia
Kathy Piccone of Gibson’s in St. John
Sheree Valukas animating St. John
Liz Teasley in a showstopper gown from Chicago designer SYLWIA
Laura Schwartz in Mira Couture
Jonathan Grabill sporting Peter Millar
Lou Canellis, Sports Anchor for FOX 32, in Peter Millar
The Baker family was a hit on Ryan’s birthday: Jessa in St. John, Ryan, morning News Anchor at CBS 2 in Peter Millar, and daughters Grace and Rose adorable in Penny’s from Heaven.
Darby Hills for Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue
Service Club President Sherrill Bodine in Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue
Micah Materre News Anchor for WGN 9, sporting Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue
The fashion show ended but not the afternoon. Here are Paul Iacono, Candace Jordan and Jennifer Sutton Brieva at the After Party.
Also after the show, Maria Zec of The Peninsula and Tina Koegel of Neiman Marcus
Edited by Amanda K. O’Brien
Author Photo: Robert F. Carl