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Anne Hathaway Lends a Hand to Elyse Walker’s Pink Party

The ninth annual event and fashion show at Santa Monica Airport raised $1.7 million for the Women’s Cancer Center at Cedars Sinai.

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FASHION ON THE FLY: Elyse Walker hosted her ninth annual Pink Party and fashion show Friday night at Santa Monica Airport with help from Oscar winner Anne Hathaway. “When they told me that Annie would like to help with the event this year, I said, ‘Sure, who’s Annie?’” said Walker, whose celebrity clientele includes past hosts Michelle Pfeiffer and Jennifer Garner. Turns out Hathaway has a good friend who was treated at the Women’s Cancer Center at Cedars Sinai, for which the event raised $1.7 million. “Elyse is a tireless champion,” said Hathaway. “She’s…what’s the Yiddish word for a female mensch?” she asked her husband Adam Shulman. “She’s a mensch-ette.”

Among those who came out for the runway show featuring fall looks from Chloé, Valentino, Lanvin, Matthew Williamson, J.Mendel (who dressed Hathaway), and Barbara Bui were Jessica Capshaw, Kate Beckinsale, Usher, Poppy Montgomery, Maria Bello, Paz Vega, Frances Fisher, Francesca Eastwood and designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco, whose designs closed the show.

This story first appeared in the October 22, 2013 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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