Thursday, November 6, 2014

K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Gala Nov. 5th 2014 #GiveWarmthCampaign

Standing Tall...

K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Gala to honor Heidi Klum, Thomas A. Kingsbury  (President and CEO of Burlington Stores, and Carl Banks, Former NY Giant and President of G-III Sports…also celebrated a record year of donations of new products given to children/families in need…and a block buster fund raising night that garnered $2.1 million+.

How perfect was this venue-the American Museum of Natural History…where probably everyone in attendance (a sold-out crowd of 1000) had spent countless hours running around the halls, screaming at the top of their lungs-either as kids or in search of them...

Fashion Designer, ZAC POSEN + Haresh Tharani, Benefit Co-Chair, Chairman, Tharanco

Megawatt smiles for good reason: Karen Bromley, Benefit Co-Chair, Principal, The Bromley Group, Ken Ohashi, Sr. VP International, Aeropostale

Step and Repeat featured honorees and board members of the recently merged charitable institutions

Elegance personified-Coco Rocha -Super Model and poised MC of the evening. Showed all why she is an in-demand model par excellence…and no doubt, a future successful entrepreneur much like the honorees.
Classic- undo=polished and ideal way to show off a beautiful necklace

wearing Chanel and Versace shoes
5 people deep-Heidi Klum- Emmy winning TV host, Executive producer and Entrepreneur and a Mom herself--the most photographed honoree-no surprise here.
The three honorees L-R: Thomas A. Kingsbury, President +CEO, Burlington Stores, Heidi Klum-Emmy winning TV host, Executive producer and Entrepreneur , Carl Banks-NY GIANT (Pro Bowl+Superbowl winning!) President of G-III Sports
Flawlessness includes beautiful pumps and the ability to stand tall in them

 We had a nice side chat with Gary F. Simmons, Board Chair-President & CEO, Gerber Childrenswear LLC…on the terrific turn-out for this evening's event, glamorous attendees (including the honorees),  and in turn the ability of the merged K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Inc. a 501©(3) non-profit organization- to provide even more to those who lack the basics-apparel, home-furninshings…on a worldwide basis.

What Else:
#GiveWarmthCampaign Goal of 1 million pieces of new winter product (apparel, blankets)…by November 5th, 2014.
We are taking style lessons here-impeccable merger of  day to night attire incorporating three trends: leather moto jacket, metallic sheen, and a statement tee 
Well run event---plenty of bars, passed bites, beautiful dinner set-up in the Big Whale room
footwear of choice NIKES…these two guys came together but did not plan the black on white-white on black NIKEs (we asked)


 CODA: To date, over $1.2 billion of donated products have been distributed, serving the poor and disadvantaged, worldwide.