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Philanthropy Meets Fashion at Jeffrey Fashion Cares

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If you mix a good cause, good people, the latest menswear designs, hot male models and a legendary aircraft carrier, what do you get? Leave it to Jeffrey Fashion Cares to throw with a sure to be legendary charity gala event this Monday at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum. Jeffrey Fashion Cares is the seven-year old foundation started by Jeffrey Kalinsky (proprietor of the high fashion haven Jeffrey New York in the Meatpacking District) to raise awareness for the LGBT community and those suffering from HIV/AIDS.

The donors are opening their wallets and hearts this Monday with the biggest gala so far—1000 guests are expected, 200 more from last year. The event will feature a silent auction (with goods donated by Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Gucci, amongst others) and a runway show with 40 male models strutting their stuff in the latest from hot designers like Balenciaga, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent. With the record number of tickets sold, the gala outgrew its former venue, hence the move into the massive Intrepid Aircraft Carrier. The event is expected to raise an unprecedented $500,000 for the Hetrick-Martin Institute (home of the Milk School), Lambda Legal Defense Fund, Gay Men's Health Crisis and the Lawrence King Memorial Scholarship at the Point Foundation. Click on the link below for more details on Jeffrey Fashion Cares.
· Jeffrey Fashion Cares Aims at Record [WWD subscription req'd]
· Jeffrey Fashion Cares [Official Site]

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