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social safari Rachelle Scott, Princess Charlene and ABT’s Skylar Brandt @ Princess Grace Awards



Andrea Correale @ Lenox

Steve Simon and Blaine Trump @ God’s Love We Deliver

Alyssa Miller and Aerin Lauder @ God’s Love We Deliver

Julianna Margulies @ God’s Love We Deliver

Celebrating the Holidays Princesses, actors, artists, ballerinas, designers, models and mothers

MICHAEL KORS DELIVERS GOD’S LOVE Introducing Hillary Clinton, Michael Kors started off by saying, “We have all witnessed her strong commitment to pantsuits and her ability to have fun with her hair.” He then turned serious and presented the former Secretary of State with the MK Community Service Award at the ever-glamorous God’s Love We Deliver benefit. Added Kors: “Hillary is strong, feminine, a true symbol of hope, and she travels more for work than I do.” Among those chuckling at his jokes were Ariana Rockefeller, John and Lizzie Tisch, Sigourney Weaver and Kors’ co-chairs, Anna Wintour, Iman, Jane Lauder, John Idol and Blaine Trump, who, along with the late Judy Peabody, has been a guiding angel of the organization since it was founded in 1985. Then it was Clinton’s turn to speak. She said, “Michael’s generosity and enthusiasm is infectious and I’m glad to be anywhere Bette Midler is; 100 | AVENUE MAGAZINE • DECEMBER 2013

Hilary Swank @ God’s Love We Deliver

she makes me want to stay and sing and dance.” The 2016 presidential front-runner then concluded by saying, “Do not give up; it’s in our DNA to deliver God’s love every day.” Kors and his husband Lance LePere recently gave $5 million to the organization, which delivers over 4,000 meals a day to people living with severe illnesses. The evening also honored Aerin Lauder, Jeff Gates and Mike Moran. Cheering the honorees were Hilary Swank, Olivia Munn, Julianna Margulies, Dr. Kenneth Mark, Hilary Rhoda, Karlie Kloss, DJs Alex Cecil and Alexandra Richards, Jennifer Hudson, Helena Christensen, Doutzen Kroes and Elegant Affairs’ Andrea Correale, who is the new spokesperson for “Lenox, where entertaining is @.” Sotheby’s debonair auctioneer extraordinaire Jamie Niven used his gavel to help raise a record-breaking $3 million. Niven told me that he’s close to reaching a record of his own: “I’m $13 million away from raising half a billion dollars for charity.” Bravo! MOTHERS KNOW BEST Jay McInerney said, “My only regret is that I didn’t meet Anne early enough for us to have children of our own,” at the American Cancer Society’s Mother of the Year Luncheon, which honored his wife Anne Hearst and Dr. Elisa Port. The program included a tribute to the late and much missed Cynthia Lufkin, who was an honoree in 2008. Among those present were Dan Lufkin, Kimberly Rockefeller, Sharon Loeb, Nina Griscom, Barbara Bancroft, Valeseca GuerrandHermès, Carol Mack, Topsy Taylor, Milly de Cabrol, Laura Durning-Waters, Loraine Boyle, Charlotte Ford, Sharon Bush, Alison Mazzola and the events chair Muffie Potter Aston.


Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper @ The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Antique Show

Profile for AVENUE Magazine

AVENUE December 2013  

Founded in 1976, AVENUE is a must-read among the city’s most discerning, stylish and savvy audiences. As Manhattan’s oldest society magazine...

AVENUE December 2013  

Founded in 1976, AVENUE is a must-read among the city’s most discerning, stylish and savvy audiences. As Manhattan’s oldest society magazine...