NEW YORK — With chips in hand and checkbooks at the ready, guests at Thursday’s DIFFA Viva Glam event at the Copacabana helped raise more than $300,000 for the AIDS-fighting group.
The evening’s host, Maggie Rizer, rounded up fellow models Anouck Lepere, Ujjwala, Natasa Vojnovic, Rhea Durham and others to play some roulette and roll the dice. MAC Cosmetics chief executive officer John Demsey co-hosted the bash, which marked the 20th anniversary of Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. Moby; Chloë Sevigny; Peter Arnold; Lauren Bush and her sister, Ashley; Heatherette designer Ritchie Rich; Yeohlee; Gilles Mendel; Isabel and Ruben Toledo, and Zang Toi were in the crowd.
Dressed in a yellow Juicy Couture minidress, Durham twirled for the cameras. “I just had a baby nine months ago. This is is my coming out,” she said, after the flashes died down. “I’ve been in Mommyhood.”
Sevigny, who arrived with former Imitation of Christ designer Matt Damhave, was also a hit with the paparazzi in her skimpy gold Louis Vuitton dress. No stranger to the red carpet, Sevigny will appear in two new movies — one with Woody Allen (“Melinda and Melinda”) and another with Lars von Trier (“Manderlay”). “Neither is very collaborative. They know what they want, and that’s what you’ve got to give them,” she laughed.
After stepping out of fashion a few years ago, Damhave said he is considering a return but probably won’t make up his mind until next month. Wearing a plaid Ralph Lauren button-down shirt and jeans with a red sweater wrapped around his waist, he said, “I watch what everyone is doing and make sure I’m doing something else.”
Not many other designers could say they’ve been spending most of their days playing video games, doing odd jobs and reading such books as Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy, “His Dark Materials,” a cult classic with children and adults that touches upon nastism — that which doesn’t depend on direction from stimulus — among other things.
Before hitting the card tables, Moby and Winnie Beattie wanted to be sure they wouldn’t have to cash out any winnings. “If we win something, we just want to donate it. It seems strange to go to a fund-raiser and to leave with a prize,” said Moby.— Rosemary Feitelberg
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