FUMIKODA at the New York International Autoshow Gala Preview

On Thursday, March 24th, 2016, FUMIKODA debuted the Special Edition Arianna and Ikula set at the East Side House Settlement 17th Annual Gala Preview of the 2016 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), at the Jacob Javits Center, sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover.

The Gala Preview’s 1,300+ attendees were made up of prominent figures from the worlds of fashion, finance, high society, philanthropists and luxury automobile enthusiasts.  The guests were granted access to the Auto Show before it would open to the public and were free to peruse the latest displays of Jaguar and Land Rover automobiles as well as several high-end automobile manufacturers.  The evening was accompanied with cocktails, and for a select few dinner and access to the charity auction.

Through the charity auction, the Arianna and Ikula set raised $3,200 for the East Side House Settlement, and as a whole the event raised $500,000.  The highlight of the event was the live auction of the 2017 Jaguar F-PACE First Edition.  The vehicle was created to celebrate the launch of the brand’s first performance SUV.


The Gala Preview was chaired by Chris LaSusa, Philip L. Yang, and Joan P. Young, and the Benefit Committee was chaired by Mirella Afonso, Rafael Azzi, Helio Campos, Maria Cecilia B. Campos, Sam P.C. Dangremond, Anne Deane, Manuela Giannini, Aline Pimentel, and Mariana Zois.

Thank you to the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association and the New York International Auto Show for making this event possible.

The 2016 NYIAS is open to the public from March 25- April 3, 2016.

Photo credit goes to the talented Michika Mochizuki.

*For more information on the good work done at the East Side House Settlement click here.
**For more information and tickets on the 2016 NYIAS while they’re available can be found here.