THE PARTY: Jeffrey Fashion Cares 11th Annual New York Fundraiser
THE PLACE: The 69th Regiment Armory
THE DEETS: At Tuesday night’s benefit, Jeffrey Kalinsky, President & CEO of Jeffrey New York/Atlanta, arrived early, and posed alongside Anna Wintour and young designers Prabal Gurung (who served as a host committee chair) and Joseph Altuzarra chatted before the event began. During cocktail hour, in anticipation of the evening’s main event, full of attractive men, bold faced names including Anna Chlumsky, Steven Kolb, Dennis Basso, Carole Pope, Roopal Patel, Jay Manuel, Constance Jablonski, Nina Agdal and Amanda Norgaard arrived to show their support and help in raising over $600,000 to heighten awareness of the plight of people living with HIV/AIDS and members of the LGBTQ community.
When the evening’s awards got underway, guests celebrated Rob Smith as he was awarded the Jeffrey Fashion Cares Community Leadership Award by Steve Madden. The crowd, which consisted of designers, models and fashion influencers alike, took part in a silent auction before heading into the awards presentation, live auction and runway show – featuring some rather handsome (shirtless) models. What more could you want?!