Parties Extra!



Nick Tankersley Published: September 26, 2007

The Algo spring collection 2008 was shown to a group of Oklahoma City women in the formal dining room of the Oklahoma City Golf and Country. Dede and Bob Benham of Balliet’s were hosts for a luncheon and private fashion showing.

Carlo Goetschel, Zurich, Switzerland, was in town for the event. His family founded the company which features well tailored European clothes. Champagne cocktails were served prior to the gourmet lunch which consisted of “A Taste of Switzerland.” The menu was Alpine mushroom soup with gruyere cheese and sherry, Lake Geneva lobster salad nicoise and Swiss chocolate and raspberry Napoleon.

Models presented the beautiful collection of women’s fashions after lunch. Among the people at the party were Kim Henry, Louise Bennett, Lynn White, Jose Freede, Barbara Durrett, Linda Miller, Barbara Beeler, Lolly Sweeney, Lettie Douglass, Berta Faye Rex and Joy Richardson.

Bob Benham, Kim Henry, DeDe Benham and Carlo Goetschel were at the luncheon where the Algo Spring Collection was previewed by Oklahoma City women.

Carlo Goetschel, Berta Faye Rex, Lolly Sweeney, Kim Henry and Bob and DeDe Benham enjoy the luncheon.

Model Diane Tupper shows off one of the spring dresses of the Algo Collection.

Barbara Durrett watches closely as the beautiful outfits are shown by local models.

The Oklahoman’s Fashion Editor Linda Miller and Barbara Beeler check out the spring fashions.

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