FOR THE CAUSE: Sandro Choi, creative director of Jimmy Choo; Tim Gunn; Karen Klopp of What2WearWhere and Amber Sabathia, creator and designer of CCandy and wife of New York Yankees star CC Sabathia, were the honorees at the 10th annual Purses & Pursenalities luncheon at New York’s Metropolitan Club Tuesday. The lunch was to raise funds for the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club and included auctions of bags from brands such as Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, DKNY, Marc Jacobs, Fairchild Baldwin, Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren. Guests including Nicole Miller, Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Jill Fairchild, Jennifer Creel, Jill Roosevelt and Hilary Dick nibbled on branzino and vegetables as the talk focused on the club and on inspiring youth. Klopp revealed she is writing a book, “What2 Wear Where Packing for Travel,” while Collins said her book, “The God of Driving,” is being developed into a film. Sabathia, meanwhile, accepted her award by saying, “This is the first time I can say ‘I am honored,’ instead of ‘CC and I are honored.’ I guess I’ve made it.”

This story first appeared in the April 22, 2015 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.