I kicked off NYFW at the amfAR New York Gala and it was the perfect way to start the trip. I was so honored to be invited by my friends at Kenneth Cole, who serves as the chairman of the foundation. The event honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic, this year being honored was Harvey Weistein.
Everywhere I turned, I saw supermodels towering over me, Jay Z sitting next to Robert De Niro, Blake Lively with Ryan Reynolds … and all for a good cause, to benefit amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. We started the evening with cocktails, followed by a seated dinner and ending with an auction. To date the amfAR New York Gala has raised more than $15 million.
I was in awe of the auction and how giving everyone who attended was. To support this cause and if you would like to find your own way to donate, you can find information here.
Photography: Claire Anderson