Michael Kors, Neil Patrick Harris, and Kate Hudson Come Out for God’s Love We Deliver

by Eddie Roche

Last night, God’s Love We Deliver managed once again to bring in a fashion crowd at its 10th annual Golden Heart Awards dinner at Spring Studios. This year’s honorees were Karlie Kloss, for Outstanding Community Service; Danny Meyer, for Lifetime Achievement; and Wing Tat Leung, who won Outstanding Volunteerism. The evening began with a cocktail hour before guests moved to another floor for a sit-down dinner, which saw the likes of Kate Hudson, Neil Patrick Harris, Blaine Trump, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Priyanka Chopra, Lily Aldridge, Joan Smalls, Hilary Rhoda, Nina Agdal, Taylor Hill, Martha Hunt, Constance Jablonski, Sara Sampaio, Kenya Kinski-Jones, Ruby Aldridge, Andreea Diaconu, Laura Love, The Color Purple‘s Cynthia Erivo, Sutton Foster, Fei Fei Sun, Vanessa Moody, Vanessa Axente, Iman, and Anna Wintour, who cut out early to head to the Broadway community’s Hillary Clinton fundraiser in midtown.

Neil Patrick Harris played host (and was also spotted later in the night performing at the Hillary benefit), and he won over the crowd with a few jabs about—who else?—the Republican presidential candidate. “How about that Donald Trump?” Harris joked. “What a peach! Or a dried apricot. I don’t want anyone losing their appetites tonight, so I’ll stay positive. The best thing about Donald Trump is…Alec Baldwin!” Harris turned his attention to a more positive force of nature, paying tribute to Michael Kors, who for 20 years has supported God’s Love We Deliver, the New York metropolitan area’s leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illnesses. “Last year I was on this very stage accepting a Golden Heart Award from this extremely generous man who has done so much for God’s Love and for so many people,” Harris said. “God’s Love We Deliver is as strong as it is today because of people like you, Michael.” It’s a busy month for the Kors team, which is also raising awareness for Watch Hunger Stop, a partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme that has raised over 13 million meals to those in need. Today it was announced that The Roundabout Theatre Company will name its new VIP Lounge at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre after Kors and Lance Lepere, following a $1.5 million donation to the nonprofit theatre company.

The designer was also there to present Kloss’ award to IMG president Ivan Bart, who accepted on her behalf while she was on a shoot in Japan. “Karlie may have become a household name because of her work as model, but she has since used that platform to empower women and inspire change on a really grand scale,” Kors said. “She is so much more than a model—she really is a role model, in the truest sense of the word.” Fact! The event brought in an impressive $2 million.



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