Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rita Hayworth Alzheimer's Association Gala 2011

Tuesday night was the Rita Hayworth Alzheimer's Association Gala 2011 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. I arrived and went straight to the Ball room in search of David Monn who was doing the decor.
The room looked great. I felt like I was on a movie set from the 1940's. Yes it was Hollywood Glamour at it's NY best.
David combined candles and large paper peonies with sheer black and white drapes to create the mood.
I found him making the final touches to a table and went to say hi.
It seems that everyone is effected by this terrible disease. David's mom has been suffering for the last 8 years and he was running off to see her as soon as he was done.
All the benefit committee women arrived and I managed to find some chairs so we could take a group photo.
Later during the dinner on stage Princess Jasmine Aga Khan looked amazing. Somers Farkas, in a silver sequined Naeem Khan spoke of how the disease has affected her loved ones. She was followed by Mindy Grossman, the powerhouse CEO of HSNi, who spoke of the tragic experience losing, her parents to Alzheimer's.

To view all the photos please click on this link The Rita Haywoth Gala

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