Art of Fashion Patron Party


Denise and Bertrand Hug, philanthropists and restaurateurs, welcomed supporters of The Country Friends’ Art of Fashion (AOF) to a patron party at Mille Fleurs, the couple’s acclaimed restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe. The annual celebration, which the Hugs have hosted for eight years, is a festive prelude to the Art of Fashion, a runway show and luncheon presented in partnership with South Coast Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 20 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Denise co-chaired last year’s show with close friend Maggie Bobileff, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and fashionista, who is being honored at this year’s Art of Fashion event.

Proceeds benefit charities selected by The Country Friends, the nonprofit organization which has raised more than $14 million since its founding in 1954. Tamara Lafarga-Joseph and Sarah Sleeper are co-chairs of the upcoming event, with, NBC 7 newscasters Catherine Garcia and Mark Mullen serving as emcees. Visit