An Unforgettable Evening

WCRF's "An Unforgettable Evening" Presented By Saks Fifth Avenue - Inside

Chris Martin, Jason Derulo, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Isla Fisher join to honor Tom Ford, Judy and Leonard Lauder

 

 

As if appearances by singer Jason Derulo, comedian Tig Notaro and actors Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Isla Fisher and Elizabeth Hurley didn’t provide enough star power to make the charity event An Unforgettable Evening live up to its name, another celebrity made an entrance.

Chris Martin of Coldplay turned up for a surprise performance.

“Normally, I play here every Thursday,” he joked, sitting at a piano onstage…

WCRF's "An Unforgettable Evening" Presented By Saks Fifth Avenue - Inside

Click here to read my entire story in the online fashion section of the Los Angeles Times, which also appeared in the newspaper’s Sunday print Image section on Feb. 26, and scroll down the page to see more photos.

 

Note: Martin sang a tribute to George Michael (“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”); Leonard Cohen (“Suzanne”); Prince (“Raspberry Beret”); and David Bowie (“Life on Mars”).

 

Photos:

Top photo: Frontman Chris Martin of Coldplay makes a surprise appearance at WCRF’s “An Unforgettable Evening”  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/ Getty Images for WCRF )

Second photo: Tom Ford accepts the Courage Award from honorary co-chairs Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks at WCRF’s “An Unforgettable Evening”  (Photo by Emma McIntyre/ Getty Images for WCRF )

Third photo: Jason Derulo concludes festivities with a 4-song set at WCRF’s “An Unforgettable Evening”  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/ Getty Images for WCRF )

WCRF's "An Unforgettable Evening" Presented By Saks Fifth Avenue - Inside

Fourth photo: After finishing his set, Chris Martin, left, greets Tom Hanks, who brought him a tip jar at WCRF’s “An Unforgettable Evening”  (Photo by SocietyNewsLA.com)

Fifth photo: Honoree Leonard Lauder with former face of Estee Lauder Elizabeth Hurley at WCRF’s “An Unforgettable Evening”  (Photo by Charley Gallay/ Getty Images for WCRF )

 

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An Unforgettable Evening

Published Feb. 20, 2017, updated Feb. 26, 2017 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA

WCRF's "An Unforgettable Evening" Presented By Saks Fifth Avenue - Inside