Jennifer Garner Pink Party Host
New York women can have their little black dresses. In Hollywood, the vast majority of guests slipped into happier shades for “The Pink Party,” presented by Elyse Walker, with Jennifer Garner Pink Party host, to benefit the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute in Los Angeles.
At Drai’s Hollywood atop the W Hotel on Sept. 10, Garner welcomed the sea of pink, fuchsia, rose, magenta and coral-clad party-goers to the evening’s festivities, which included a fashion show of Stella McCartney, Valentino, Barbara Bui and J. Mendel frocks, followed by an auction at which Jamie Lee Curtis sold luxury hotel stays, dinners at fine restaurants and a year’s lease on a Porsche Panamera to the highest bidders.
While the city lights stretched out into the distance, and a light breeze blew, some guests ducked into the dining room to bid on silent auction items while others mingled beside the outdoor runway or like Mindy Kaling of “The Office,” boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, Sarah Drew Lanfer of “Grey’s Anatomy” and Sean Young of “Blade Runner” stayed toasty-warm beside a fire pit. There, too, was Quinton Aaron, star of “The Blind Side,” who looked as substantial in person as he did in the film.
A star-studded affair, guests also included “Star Trek” director J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath, Jayma Mays of “Glee,” Kim Raver of “24,” Michael Weatherly of “NCIS,” Kathleen Robertson of “Beverly Hills 90210,” Geoff Stults of “Wedding Crashers,” Beau Dunn of “Up All Night,” Emily Montague of “Fright Night,” Sarah Chalke of “Scrubs,” Joey McIntyre of “New Kids on the Block,” Charlotte Ross of “NYPD Blue,” Samantha Harris, Kristen Aldridge, Ashlan Gorse, Jessica Capshaw and Catherine Bach.
Walker, who owns a fashion boutique in the Pacific Palisades, originated the event, which, since its inception 6 years ago, has raised more than $6 million.
Photos, from top: Jennifer Garner Pink Party host in YSL (credit: John Shearer/Getty Images); left to right: Elyse Walker (in party-colored hair), Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams (credit: GoldWong photography)
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Published Sept. 24, 2011 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA