Guests of the fund-raiser included Douglas Friedman, Mia Moretti and Sandra Lee.
The legendary photographer opens a select exhibition of his work at Mouche Gallery in L.A. on April 28.
“She is obviously a powerful, sympathetic person and we have to handle her in a really cool way,” explained the director.
“I was also invited to see Bette Midler in the opening of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ tonight — I really struggled,” joked the former Secretary of State.
In a spontaneous fund-raising effort, several financially well-endowed guests donated $4 million to the lab at the breakfast event.
Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Carly Simon, Dionne Warwick and others toasted the music mogul at Radio City Music Hall Wednesday.
“I purposely never chose anything [for Oprah’s Book Club] that I thought I was going to do as a movie,” explained the media mogul.
The private gallery space on the Upper East Side was host to the designer and guests Wednesday for an intimate cocktail party.
The model-heavy audience Saturday was hosted by American Express Platinum.
The fashion executive-turned-designer is hosting a pop-up sale this weekend in New York to benefit HMI.
“We had several options [for the opening sequence],” explained the show’s costumer Patricia Field.