By and  on November 19, 2012

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined Tory Burch, Diane von Furstenberg, Vera Wang and Anna Wintour at a VIP preview and cocktail party for the Fashion for Sandy Relief designer sale Thursday evening. The event, staged at Metropolitan Pavilion and featuring donated items from a platoon of luxury labels, was part of a multifaceted effort spearheaded by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue to raise funds for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

“The fashion industry understands that its future is here and that we have to have a big vibrant city in order for the fashion industry to succeed,” said Bloomberg, who left the sale empty-handed. “The kind of people who are in fashion typically have a sense of responsibility and style and participation….So when people need help, it’s natural that people in the fashion industry would instinctively want to go and participate and you see that coming out. And this is not the first time they’ve come out. Every time we’ve had a problem in this city [they’ve responded]. You see Tory Burch and Anna Wintour and particularly DVF — these are the kind of people who make this city what it is.”

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