The intimate apparel industry will be getting up close and personal with Sonja Morgan of the “Real Housewives of New York City” at the H.U.G Awards.
Morgan will be the celebrity emcee at the annual event, which will be held Nov. 2 at New York’s 230 Fifth Avenue.
The cocktail party and dinner for the H.U.G. Awards (an acronym for Help Us Give), is hosted by the Intimate Apparel Square Club and is a fund-raiser for pediatric services at NYU Langone Medical Center and the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Morgan said she was happy to be involved and helping children.
“I’m really a kid at heart.…I’ll be introducing the honoree, Ann Deal, and presenting her with the award.…There will certainly be a lot of wisecracks about the [TV] show because I’m known for my wardrobe malfunctions,” said Morgan.
She was referring to two incidents that aired on Bravo’s reality show: a petticoat and boy-short mishap and a push-up bra spill out. A stylist for the TV series had forgotten to bring a petticoat for one costume and also gave Morgan wrong-size boy-shorts to wear that fit like a dental-floss thong.
“When I was at a masquerade ball I bent over and everybody saw everything.…At another party I was adjusting my Water Bra so I would have a soft plunge neckline and I made an entrance with one full breast out — the Water Bra is a lot of bra,” said Morgan.
Regarding her favorite lingerie brands, Morgan singled out several luxury labels: La Perla, Lise Charmel and Aubade.
“I have an entire treasure chest of lingerie and I keep it pretty organized.…I defuzz the lingerie with a defuzzer from Bed, Bath & Beyond, even the laces,” she said, noting that lingerie fabrics can pill like lint.
What is Morgan’s lingerie advice for the fans who watch the reality show and want to dress like the cast?
“I have friends who say ‘I’m too old’ or ‘I’m too fat’ to wear lingerie. I say I don’t think men are looking at that — it’s all about the fantasy that counts for them.”
In addition to Morgan’s appearance at the H.U.G. event, the evening will feature a silent auction which will include:
• A signed basketball from the LA Lakers.
• A collector’s edition Farrah Fawcett doll
• A tour of Napa Valley for two which will include airfare, hotel and a limo at the winning bidder’s disposal.
• Dinner for 10 prepared at your home by the head chef of Rao’s.
• A tour of Yankee Stadium for four to include a visit to the clubhouse, photo session, and tour of the stadium with a former player who played in a World Series game.
Honoree Ann Deal of Fashion Forms will host a raffle for an 18 carat gold and diamond necklace with a retail value of $1,600.
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