An insider sniped to Page Six Friday that while Credit Suisse put out its begging bowl for a $54 billion bailout on Thursday, the wife of top CS exec Daniel Ezra was “going wild” at the Art Production Fund Gala in NYC that very evening.
Lizzie da Trindade-Asher was snapped by fashion industry bible Women’s Wear Daily cheekily flashing her butt for the camera.
Our banking insider interpreted the gesture for those of us who didn’t go to Wharton: Looming global financial catastrophe threatening to upend the lives of ordinary people everywhere? Kiss my ass.
Ezra is a managing director at the Zurich-based bank, which has a US base on Madison Avenue.
The bash, which was held at The Pool in Midtown East, was also attended by Huma Abedin and Nicky Rothschild Hilton, among the usual slew of socialites.
It had a summer camp theme, according to Uptown chronicle Guest of a Guest with “freshly blended slushies, dancers in tennis whites, counselor-clad waiters sporting Hunter-green visors.” Apparently there was even ear-piercing in the bathroom.
Troubled bank Credit Suisse took the loan from the Swiss Central Bank on Thursday amid a panic about a global banking crisis after the collapse of two US banks, Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank.
Reuters reported that the infusion made it “the first major global bank to be given an emergency lifeline since the 2008 financial crisis.”
The agency said it took the money “to shore up [its] liquidity and investor confidence after a slump in its shares intensified fears about a global financial crisis.”
The gala reportedly raised $760,000 for public arts projects.
Asher didn’t immediately respond to our request for comment.
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