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Fashion for Haiti: One Million Hearts

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Donna Karan along with the CFDA, Urban Zen and eBay have collaborated to create One Million Hearts, a crafted papier-mâché  from 150 designers including Ralph Lauren , Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Donna Karan.  Beginning on Monday, April 22nd – May 2nd, each designer personalized heart will be auctioned of at eBay.  The starting bid is $50, and 100% of the net proceeds will benefit fashion for Haiti, the urban zen’s foundation’s efforts with Haitian artisans.

The designer herself made three hearts for Donna Karan, DKNY and Urban Zen. We received a first look during an exhibition tour at urban zen to view the designer papier marche hearts before it goes live along with artistries and decorations all created by Haitian artisans.

For the period during the earthquake Donna Karan joined the Clinton Global Initiative to help promote economic development for Haiti through job creation. Her vision is to help raise awareness by highlighting the ingenuity of the artisans of Haiti.  Here are a few of the designer papier-mâché  hearts that will go live on eBay April 22nd and a look of artifacts for sale at urban zen.


Urban Zen

Recycled Steel DrumUrban Zen

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Roger Vivier Celebrates Book At French Embassy

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Leonard Lauder Donates Art to Met

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This year marks DIFFA’S 16th annual circuit of Dining by Design in combination with the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 94.  The design show held March 21-24th, shows the hottest trends and newest products in home design. On Thursday night, the Design Industry Foundation Fighting Aids held their annual gala dinner, co-chaired by Tracy Reese and Geoffrey Zakarian honored Isabel and Ruben Toledo and Rick Wolf, DIFFA’S Unsung Hero .

Guests enjoyed cocktails and table hopped momentarily before being seated to the VIP dinner and silent auction portion of the evening.   DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN initiative brings collectively  some of the most talented individuals in the worlds of fashion, interior design, art, and architecture to create an amazing dining experience.  Here a few of our favorite table top designs from Fendi, Ralph Lauren, Frette, and Architectural Digest.

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Winter Antiques Show Young Collectors Night


Young Collectors Night

Thursday, January 31, 2013
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street & Park Avenue

An exciting, high-energy evening for new collectors, emerging philanthropists, and art and design enthusiasts. Featuring cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, a private viewing of the Show, and an exclusive “Meet the Designers” reception.

All tickets $175 per person in advance and at the door, subject to availability.
Photo ID required for ticket pick-up and entrance to the Armory.

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Polly’s Point of View- Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis and Polly Mellen