We are pleased to invite you to become a sponsor for “MINISKIRTS IN

PARIS” Medical Missions for Children’s (“MMFC”) 2016 NYC Charity Gala.

The Gala will be held on Friday April 29, 2016 at 583 PARK AVENUE. 583

Park is home to many spectacular events, including Oscar de la Renta’s

annual Fashion Week show and credited by Vanity Fair as having brought

the “Party Uptown.”

We are extremely proud to announce our honoree for the event is world-
renowned fashion designer Vicky Tiel. Vicky created major shifts in

women’s fashion with her irresistible dresses, diamond bras, and

progressive hot pants. The mini dress was an especially big hit with

Vicky’s long time friend, Elizabeth Taylor.

MMFC is a non-profit organization that dispatches teams of volunteer

surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, speech pathologists and nurses to

the most remote and underprivileged communities in the developing

world. The focus of MMFC’s mission is the medical repair of cleft lip and

palate deformities, burn injuries, microtia (absence of the outer ear) and

head/neck tumors.

MMFC sends teams of 10 – 30 volunteers on missions that last 1 – 2 weeks

and cost an average of $65,000. MMFC volunteers use personal vacation

time and carry all supplies, medications and equipment with them to

mission sites. MMFC is a well-respected charity that uses its donor dollars

efficiently. As their most recent audited financial statement

demonstrates, 93% of every dollar goes directly to mission expenses.

Our Charity Gala will feature an open bar, gourmet, modern cuisine

prepared by Executive Chef Arvin Dhansew and dancing to New York

City’s Dennis Collins Band, whose members have performed and recorded

with Beyonce.

Please fill out and mail the enclosed sponsorship form with your donation.

We greatly appreciate your support.

Thank you very much.

Margie Rotchford

Event Chair

“Miniskirts in Paris”

Honoring Vicky Tiel

Vicky Tiel

After graduating from Parson’s School of Design in 1964, Vicky and her best friend Mia

Fonssagrives moved to Paris to start a career in fashion. A few weeks after arriving, they were

discovered by couturier Louis Féraud, who asked them to contribute designs to his July 1964

couture show. It was at the show that the Mia-Vicky mini was introduced. Johnny Carson invited

Mia and Vicky to introduce their minis to America on the “Tonight Show.”

In September 1964, while dancing at Paris’ hottest nightclub, wearing their lame’ bra and hip-
hugging creations, Hollywood producers invited them to create the costumes for a new movie

called “What’s New Pussycat. It was Woody Allen’s screenplay debut. While Vicky was working

on “Pussycat,” Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were filming a movie on an adjoining lot.

Elizabeth spotted Vicky Tiel wearing a lace mini dress, and

immediately told her husband that she loved the dress. Later,

when Richard saw Vicky again, he ordered a pearl covered lace

mini, with matching lace stockings, as a surprise for Elizabeth for

their November wedding anniversary. Liz Taylor soon became a

frequent client, and friend. In 1968, the Burtons became investors

in Mia Vicky Paris boutique in Paris. In a fashion show at Maxim’s

that year, they introduced wrap dresses, caftans, string bikinis and

micro minis. Vicky went on to do the costumes for 12 more movies.

A People magazine article about Vicky’s business in 1986

catapulted her career. Her sexy, fitted dresses were so in demand,

Bergdorf Goodman opened a custom couture salon for Vicky, the

first one since the 1950s for the luxury retailer. Throughout the

late 1990s and earlier 2000s, Vicky’s focus has been on evening

wear and bridal. Her dresses continue to sell at Bergdorf’s and

Neiman’s couture and luxury vintage boutiques.

Vicky launched her first perfume, “Vicky Tiel” at Saks Fifth Avenue

in 1989. Her 12th fragrance, “1964”, launched in 2014, celebrates

Vicky’s 50 years in fashion. Vicky describes her women’s scents as

“feminine and seductive”, the same as her clients describe her

dresses. Today, Vicky’s fragrances are now sold at Perfumania ,

Home Shopping Network, and retail

stores nationwide.

In 2011, Vicky autobiography, “It’s All

About The Dress: What I Learned in

Forty Years About Men, Women,

Sex and Fashion” was published by

Saint Martin’s Press. Vicky has

frequently contributed to her blog

on the Huffington Post on the

topics of fashion, art, beauty and

Hollywood, since 2011.