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Monday night, a glittery crowd including Lee Radziwill, Marina Rust, Tory Burch, Bruce Weber, Aerin Lauder and Kelly Klein gathered at the IAC building for the God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards. “This is a very glam evening for us — very unlike us,” said chair Blaine Trump in a hot pink strapless frock and matching fur.
The night celebrated Calvin Klein, Christine Quinn and GLWD volunteer Ed Prostak for their dedicated service to the organization. But none of the honorees was in it for the recognition. As Anna Wintour observed, “Calvin is probably the world’s most reluctant hero.”
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Carolina Herrera agreed: “Some people always want to put their names out there so everyone knows what they’re doing, but Calvin does it under the table. He helps a lot of causes and a lot of people.”
True to form, Klein saw his role at the affair differently. “I’m just here to help sell tickets,” he said.
Downtown, Sienna Miller took a break from rehearsing for her Broadway star turn in “After Miss Julie,” set to open Thursday, to lend support to friends — and fellow designers — Marcus Wainwright and David Neville at the opening of their new Rag & Bone outpost in SoHo.
“This isn’t how I usually spend my day off. Normally I’m in bed,” said Miller, who explained she found prep for the Strindberg classic tiring. “But it’s a good kind of tired,” she quickly added.
Earlier in the day, ladies including Eugenie Niarchos, Blair Husain, Bettina Zilkha and Lizzie Tisch began lunch at Christie’s with a diamond appetizer, thanks to Dior, which brought in its fine jewelry collection. Then, over grilled chicken salad, the women were treated to a quick lesson in the auction house’s fall offerings in postwar and contemporary art.