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Robert Duffy to Be Honored at My Hero Gala

The Marc Jacobs International president is a longtime supporter of AIDS organizations, including Aid for AIDS International (AFAI).

AIDS HONOR FOR DUFFY: Marc Jacobs International president Robert Duffy will be honored at the 10th annual My Hero Gala in New York on Nov. 8, which benefits Aid for AIDS International. Duffy is a longtime supporter of AIDS organizations and earlier this year Marc Jacobs created a T-shirt featuring illustrations made by children who live with HIV and participate in AFAI’s programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. Past honorees from the annual fund-raiser include Narciso Rodriguez, Mario Testino, Linda Evangelista and Gael García Bernal, who are all on this year’s event committee.

On Monday evening, a pre-gala party was held at the home of Dr. William Haseltine, where he was joined by Angel Sanchez, Alejandro Santo Domingo, Fabiola Beracasa and Maria Eugenia Maury Arria, president of the board of AFAI.

This story first appeared in the September 28, 2011 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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