Before Marc hosts the Met, he's hosting an even more important gala. Well, maybe not if you asked Anna, but if you asked just a handful of homeless people living with AIDS and HIV in New York they'd probably answer that Housing Works' Fashion for Action auction is infinitely more important. The opening gala is Thursday November 13th, though the sale goes until the 16th at the thrift store's Chelsea location. They've procured more than a million dollars worth of designer merchandise including Gucci bags and Doo.Ri and DVF dresses and priced it 50 - 70% off. They're hoping to raise $500,000 this year so even if you can't splurge on a $100 ticket to the Marc-hosted benefit, swing by the store for some severely discounted goods - and an even better cause.
Patricia Clarkson Hosts Housing Works' Fashion for Action, Thinks Her Parks and Recreation Character Could Use a New Hairdo
While shopping season is in full swing around New York City, there was a charitable retail therapy party raging in Chelsea last night at the annual Housing Works Fashion for Action benefit. Hosted by Thom Browne, Patricia Clarkson and Rachel Roy, the gala event benefits the Housing Works mission to end homelessness and AIDS. In years past, the boozing and silent auction took place at the Rubin Museum of Art, while the shopping went down in the Housing Works Chelsea location across the street. But this year, organizers brought both past-times together under one roof at the Altman Building. Energized by the cause and with easy access to beverages, guests shopped majorly discounted brand new items donated by designers including Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenburg (wrap dresses: check!), Tory Burch, and Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers.