Dispatches from the Americas Society spring gala, the inaugural gala for the Partnership for Public Service, plus a preview of the Washington Opera Ball.

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David Rockefeller was the honorary chairman of the evening and among the co-chairmen was the beautiful blonde Mrs. Gustavo (Patty) Cisneros in a cobwebby black lace top by Valentino and a long black silk skirt by Donna Karan. Other co-chairmen included Nancy and Henry Kissinger, Emilia and Pepe Fanjul, Annette and Oscar de la Renta, Dr. and Mrs. Carlos Fuentes, Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis, the William McDonoughs and Beatrice and Julio Mario Santo Domingo. The junior co-chairmen were Eliza and Alexander Bolen, Adriana Cisneros and Alejandro and Andres Santo Domingo. Among the 600 were 20 diplomats from Latin America and Canada, including the vice president of Argentina, Daniel Scioli.

Not to be missed were the Venezuelan beauties Annabella Siso, Carolina Herrera, Carolina Fonseca, Olguita Nunnez, Margarita Blohm, Ana Maria Boulton and Antonietta Lopez. Another beauty present was Mila Mulroney, the wife of former prime minister of Canada Brian Mulroney. Present and accounted for were Lord and Lady Rothschild, Jacqui and Paul Desmarais, Mica and Ahmet Ertegun, Mica and Robert Mosbacher, the former president of Uruguay Luis Alberto Lacalle, Donna and Bill Acquavella, Lynn Nesbit, Louise and Henry Grunwald, Angelica and Neil Rudenstine (he is the former president of Harvard), Lee Bollinger (who is president of Columbia University), Duarte Pinto Coelho here from Spain, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States Cesar Gavia, Placido Arango, Barbara Walters, Evelyn and Leonard Lauder, Claudine and George Pereira, Cristina Macaya, Patty and Gustavo’s daughters, Adriana Cisneros with her English beau, the successful writer Nicholas Griffin (his latest book “Caucasus: In the Wake of Warriors,” just came out) and Carolina Cisneros with her husband, Alberto Rodriguez, and hundreds of others too hot and caliente to mention.
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