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Housing Works’ Fashion for Action
November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
On November 16, 2017, nonprofit organization Housing Works will host their 14th annual Fashion for Action benefit event, which will bring together iconic individuals who will lend their talent, style, and support for an evening of crucial fundraising. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with VIPs while sipping cocktails and shopping nearly $2 million in donated merchandise, all marked 50-70% off retail. The shopping party will take place at Housing Works’ flagship shop in Chelsea, with a VIP cocktail hour at Freds in Barneys Downtown.
Hosting the evening will be Paper Magazine, Editorial Director, Mickey Boardman and Co-host of Page Six TV, Host of Sirius XM’s “Bevelations”, Bevy Smith. Joining the two hosts as Co-Chairs are Patricia Field, Eric Javits, Alex Olson and Todd Snyder. Kevin Harter, Vice President of Fashion Direction, Bloomingdale’s and Michael Carl Fashion Director, Vanity Fair serve as Founding Chairs. Music will be provided by DJ Louie XIV.
Featured Closet Curators include; fashion designer, Mara Hoffman; celebrity DJ and actor Mia Moretti; professional skateboarder and Founder of Bianca Chandon, Alex Olson; founder of personal style blog “Le-Happy”, Luanna Perez-Garreaud; style curator and event producer,Natalie Kates; Aerie real model, social and fashion icon, Iskra Lawrence; and, American fashion designer, Todd Snyder. Each closet curator will have a dedicated “closet space” in which they’ve curated a collection of clothing and accessories that reflect their personal style and brand. All merchandise in the closets will be for sale to benefit Housing Works.
Over 200 brands have donated to the event, from men’s and women’s apparel and shoes, handbags, jewelry, and accessories. The brands include; Bianca Chandon, Carmen Marc Valvo, Coclico, Creatures of Comfort, Eric Javitz, Everlane, Hudson Bay, Manolo Blahnik, Mark Cross, Michael Kors, Opening Ceremony, Robert Clergerie, Simon Miller, Vince and more.
Proceeds from Fashion for Action support Housing Works’ mission to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS. The organization provides thousands of New Yorkers with lifesaving health services and housing. They are heavily involved with advocacy efforts to ensure social justice and healthcare for all Americans.