Mona Bismarck Opening Reception

Photos by Tim Valentino

The new exhibit “Magnificent Mona Bismarck: Kentucky Style Icon” opened at the Frazier History Museum last week, and a few lucky guests previewed the show on March 14. The exhibit includes a vast collection of Bismarck’s iconic couture fashions as well as photos and portraits of the celebrated socialite and Louisville native.

  • Lane Levitch and Janice Carter Levitch.

  • Lane Levitch and Janice Carter Levitch.

  • Phillip and Renee Kennedy.

  • Shelby Thomas looks at display.

  • Martha and James Birchfield.

  • Dr. Kris and Tonya Abeln.

  • Kay Crutcher, and Dr. Steve and Gail Zeh.

  • Fred and Anne Carole Preuss.

  • Anne Ogden and Lindy Casebier.

  • Bianca Roberts. Director of the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris, France.

  • Karen Hunt, Crystal Smith, Chad Cobb, Amy Cimba and Ron Wolz of Bittner's.

  • Karen Hunt, Crystal Smith, Chad Cobb, Amy Cimba and Ron Wolz of Bittner's.

  • Mike Cronan, Anne and Fred Joseph and John Johnson.

  • Stephanie Barrett, Gretchen Milliken and Joey Yates.

  • Tawana Edwards and JayPee Davis.

  • Douglas Riddle of Bittner's, Meredith Lawrence of The Jennifer Lawrence Foundation and Craig Greenberg of 21c.

  • Adam and Megan Scott.

  • Heather Kleisner, Erika Paramore, Becky Freytag and Brooke Barzun.

  • Heather Kleisner, Erika Paramore, Becky Freytag and Brooke Barzun.

  • Sandra Frazier and Debbie and Kerry Stemler .

  • Heather Cash and Beth White.

  • Rachel and Craig Greenberg.

  • Frazier History Museum President and CEO Penny Peavler.

  • Maureen Sullivan and Tracy Rigor.

  • Frazier Museum Board Chair Mac Brown.

  • Robert and Lacey Gunn.

  • Tonya Abeln of Presenting Sponsor, Churchill Downs.

  • Exhibit Curator Scott Rogers.

  • Sue Davidson.

  • Paul Paletti, Joanna Ling, Phway Aye, Miranda Lash and Lisa Immordino Vreeland.

  • Frazier History Museum President and CEO Penny Peavler and Churchill Downs Incorporated CEO WIlliam Carstanjen.

  • Carol Russell, Dale Fisher, Audrey Peterman and Jon Carloftis.

  • Paula Hale, Ron and Debbie Murphy, Bruce Rosenzweig and Chris Johnson.

  • Larry Nau, Tawanna Edwards and Lonna Versluys.

  • Charlie Grass, Penny Peavler, Jamie Rigby and Brigid Witzke.

  • Dr. Steve and Gail Zeh and Kay and Walter Crusher.

  • Ann and Douglas Dreisbach.

  • Betsy Wall, Douglas Riddle, Sue Davidson and Callie Wall of Bittner's.

  • Dr. Kris and Tonya Abeln.

  • Wendy and Frazier Museum Marketing Director Andy Treinen.

  • Sandra Frazier and Lonna Versluys.

  • Lane Levitch, Douglas Riddle, Patty and Penny Peavler and Charlie Grass.

  • Leslie Johnsen, Joanna Ling and Lisa Immordino Vreeland.

  • Diorama Designer Melissa Dadourian of New York City.

  • Joanna Ling, Scott Rogers and Phway Aye.

  • Laura Lee Brown and Judy Miller.

  • Scott Rogers, Melissa Dadourian and Dr. Greg Brown.