January 31, 2007 - Consulate General of Hungary, New York

KATALIN SZILI
Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament presented

THE COMMANDER'S CROSS OF THE ORDER OF MERIT
OF THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY

upon Hungarian born fashion designer

ADRIENNE VITTADINI

Photos: Gabriella Győrffy

Katalin Szili, Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament and
Ambassador Dr. Gábor Horváth, Consul General, presented
The Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the
Republic of Hungary upon Adrienne Vittadini

Ms. Vittadini expressed gratitude, deep emotions and happiness in her respond

Adrienne Vittadini was born in Budapest, is a renowned American fashion designer. Her family fled Budapest in 1956. Fashion at the beginning was just a hobby for her; eventually became a multi-million dollar business. The brand name Adrienne Vittadini is recognized for its "Euro-American" style. She is well known for her clothing, handbags, swimsuits, shoes, and perfumes. Since selling her company in 2001, she has been focusing on interior design, luxury residences and furnishings as co-partner of AV Casa.

Ambassador András Simonyi, Adrienne Vittadini,
Katalin Szili and Ambassador Dr. Gábor Horváth

Adrienne with her husband and business partner, Gianluigi Vittadini

Katalin Szili has just finished her three-day visit in Washington, DC, where
she met with Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives

>>> more about Katalin Szili's visit

Ms. Szili and guests of the Award Reception:

Clara and Frank Deak, photojournalist

Mr. and Mrs. Imre Pakh

Thomas Nonn and Dr. Miklós Tóth, Elena Tóth and Susan Nonn

Mrs. Revesz with Deputy Consul General Gábor Földvári and Mrs. Földvári