PSLA 5th Annual Autumn Party
The event: Honoring fashion designer Donna Karan and the charity Baby Buggy, the Fifth Annual Autumn Party by the Philanthropic Society Los Angeles radiated serious star power. The affair, presented Wednesday by Saks Fifth Avenue, benefited the Children’s Institute Inc.
The scene: After catching up over cocktails at 3 Labs in Culver City, guests took their places at modern square tables or cozy sofa clusters for the formal ceremonies, fashion show and “strolling supper,” i.e., tray-passed fare and food stations filled with Wolfgang Puck specialties.
Event chair and Philanthropic Society founder Rochelle Gores Fredston delivered welcoming remarks before passing the podium to Demi Moore…
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And lots more quotes: In a chic black Donna Karan shoulder-baring frock with hair stylishly crimped, Barbra Streisand said she came straight from a taping with Michael Bublé to see Donna Karan’s fashion show. “We’ve been friends a long time,” she said.
In more cocktail chatter, Kris Jenner spoke with pride of her daughter Kendall Jenner’s blossoming modeling career — Kendall walked the runway in Karan’s and several other fashions shows, after having begun her modeling career in July with no less than Chanel’s haute couture show in Paris. “It was like she became a football player and her first game was the Super Bowl,” Kris Jenner said.
Jessica Seinfeld, founder of Baby Buggy, said her husband stayed home with the babies. “He’s passionate about being a father and he’s passionate about supporting other fathers,” she said.
About the responsibilities of celebrity, Chloe Grace Moretz said, “Every time you’re on the red carpet, someone is putting you on a pedestal and looking up at you,” she said, “and you can use that little bit of spotlight for good.”
During the program, in her tribute to Donna Karan, Demi Moore recalled a visit to the Hamptons in 1996, when Hurricane Bertha struck. Instead of running for cover, Moore said her “amazing friend” took her to the water’s edge to experience the storm. She then compared that attitude to Karan’s work at Urban Zen, saying “In the midst of chaos and the possibility of destruction, (Karan) saw beauty and the potential of something extraordinary.”
Top photo: Honoree Donna Karan, left, received her award from Demi Moore at the PSLA 5th Annual Autumn (Photo by Michael Buckner/ Getty Images for PSLA)
Second photo: Event chair PSLA founder Rochelle Gores Fredston, left, with honoree Jessica Seinfeld, founder of Baby Buggy at the PSLA 5th Annual Autumn Party (Photo by Michael Buckner/ Getty Images for PSLA)
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Oct. 13, 2014 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA