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Tory Burch Hosts Celebration Dinner With Isabela Grutman and Rachael Russell Saiger in Miami

Tory Burch descended on the city of Miami on Tuesday to celebrate the launch of her spring 2024 collection.

The fete began at the designer’s Design District store, where she cohosted a cocktail event with Isabela Grutman and Rachael Russell Saiger, founders of Style Saves. A percentage of proceeds from all purchases at Burch’s store benefited the Miami-based nonprofit, which aids thousands of students and their families with school essentials, new clothing, school uniforms, food assistance and maternity needs.

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Karolina Kurkova, <a href="https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-features/tory-burch-nordstrom-tour-1236265988/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tory Burch;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Tory Burch</a>, Isabela Grutman and Rachael Russell Saiger.
Karolina Kurkova, Tory Burch, Isabela Grutman and Rachael Russell Saiger.
Rachael Russell Saiger, Tory Burch, Isabela Grutman
Rachael Russell Saiger, Tory Burch, Isabela Grutman

The evening culminated at Miami Beach’s Casa Tua, where Burch, Grutman and Russell Saiger hosted a dinner on the patio of the historic villa, surrounded by a lush garden oasis, and tables adorned with linens and plates from the Tory Burch Home collection.

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“I’m really excited about the direction that Tory is going with this new collection. I think it’s so chic, I think the lines and the textures are really innovative. I’ve been a fan of hers, obviously, for a long time, she’s been doing this damn thing. But I’m really loving how she’s envisioning the female silhouette and how she’s accentuating that with pleats and all kinds of the textures that she’s using. It’s really, really cool,” said actress and singer Alexandra Shipp.

A look at Tory Burch’s celebration dinner at Casa Tua.
A look at Tory Burch’s celebration dinner at Casa Tua.
Tory Burch, Alexandra Shipp
Tory Burch and Alexandra Shipp

Shipp, who is coming off the heels of Oscars weekend, also shared details about her next feature film.

“I have a movie that I’m starting in May and I’m really excited about that. It’s called ‘Midnight’ and it stars Mila Jovovich, Rosario Dawson and myself. It’s a really fun action film, so I’m excited to kind of dive into that. I haven’t done stunts like this since ‘X-Men,’ and I’m going to start my fight training and start doing little hand-to-hand combat and kind of dust off the cobwebs,” Shipp added.

“It’s something completely different to what I expected and suddenly I feel really good about it because it makes me feel like a princess but at the same time I feel sexy and very contemporary and I think everyone looks so good,” said Grutman, who was wearing one of Burch’s hoop dress designs from the Spring collection.

As the dinner began, Burch took a moment to acknowledge the various attendees, which resembled a celebration of women empowerment. “Miami was founded by a woman 130 years ago, and I was inspired to learn that. One of the things I’m obsessed with is that women are not included in history, and we have to be better at that and I’m so excited to be here,” Burch said.

Rickie de Sole, Laure Hériard Dubreuil, Stefano Tonchi
Rickie de Sole, Laure Hériard Dubreuil and Stefano Tonchi.

“What I love about Tory, she’s such a female supporter and supportive of female entrepreneurs. Everything she’s doing from philanthropy, to really supporting other women, you know I find that always super beautiful and inspiring, we all need that, we all need those strong leading women that uplift other women,” said model and entrepreneur Karolina Kurkova.

“I think when you’re a designer, you’re evolving and you want to try different things, right? I think it’s important to sometimes try new things and you see what works and what doesn’t. Customers appreciate and welcome something different, but you don’t know until you try so I think it’s wonderful. And I think even for her, when your brand has been around for so many years and many seasons, you need to sometimes open up your horizons and try something different,” added Kurkova.

Karolína Kurková, Ashley Taylor
Karolína Kurková and Ashley Taylor
Isabela Grutman, Tory Burch, Alexandra Shipp
Isabela Grutman, Tory Burch and Alexandra Shipp.

Other guests included The Webster’s Laure Hériard Dubreuil, Aaron Young, Lucrezia Buccellati, Martha Graeff, Nina Johnson, Ria Michelle, Nordstrom’s Rickie de Sole and Tory Burch chief executive officer Pierre-Yves Roussel.

Camila Coelho, Isabela Grutman
Camila Coelho and Isabela Grutman

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