Last night, New Yorkers pulled out their best spring looks, apropos for a warm night at The Four Seasons Restaurant for Love Heals, a benefit for the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education. As most galas go, this one started with a generous cocktail hour, amidst tasty apps and flutes of champagne. Bill Cunningham, dressed in his finest was snapping photos of the attendees, which included the likes of Mary Louise Parker, Kyle Maclachlan, Rachel Roy, Amy Astley, Julie Macklowe, Jill Martin, Stefani Greenfield, Kelly Rutherford, and Desiree Gruber. Once the drinks were drained, the dinner portion of the eve began. Over lobster dumplings, the eventâ€™s MC, Hal Rubenstein took to the stage. His emotional opening speech turned out to be fodder for the rest of the evening, as he shared personal details on his fight with HIV and the vital need for AIDs education, despite the various breakthroughs that have been made in treatment.
Far from the college reunions that plague the personal calendar of alums everywhere, Prattâ€™s Legends 2013 Gala was an elegant event. The program for the evening was packed with notable speakers and honorable award winners, bringing to the table backgrounds in advertising, architecture, directing, and writing pasts, still allowing sufficient time for a surprise. The gala, which raises funds for the 80 percent of Pratt students who are granted financial aid annually, drew a crowd of 350 supporters.
Who knew these two were chums? Martha Stewart came out to celebrate Thom Browne’s appearance in the September issue of Architectural Digest that we gave you a peek of recently. (Though you can’t see it here, Martha didn’t wear shorts, but she did wear a dress to show off her gams. When in Rome…)