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Insta-Latins in Manhattan

�Bienvenidos, gringos! El Museo del Barrio reaches out.


Top row, from left: Marifé Hernández, Edmundo Castillo, Iris Cantor, José Solís Betancourt, Tony Duke, Olga Duke, Carolina Herrera, Julián Zugazagoitia, Oscar de la Renta, Tony Bechara, Agnes Gund, Paul Cavaco, James de Givenchy. middle row, from left: Carmen Ana Casal de Unanue, Estrellita Brodsky, Claudia Madrazo, Carmen Pietri Nelson. front row, from left: Yaz Hernández, Angel Sanchez, Paulina Rubio, Sarah Wolfe, Narciso Rodríguez, Cathy Hardwick, Simon Doonan, Candy Pratts Price, Francisco Costa, Yue-Sai Kan, Alex Gonzalez, Maria Eugenia Arria, Clarissa Bronfman, Ruben Toledo, Isabel Toledo.   

Agnes Gund and Simon Doonan are among seven “honorary Latinos” recruited by El Museo del Barrio’s benefit committee to help chair the museum’s annual gala next month. (A $20 million renovation is under way.) “Simon Doonan is the funniest—he is the furthest from a Latino I could ever possibly get, yet his spirit seemed to fit right in,” says fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo, who drew a portrait of the committee that’s going to be auctioned off. Korean fashion designer Cathy Harwick says Toledo’s wife, Isabel, invited her. “I said, I’d be glad to be Latin for a day!” she says. “Like Isabel says, ‘Chica chica boom boom!’ I speak some Spanish, but I don’t know what that means.”


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