Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Down in Soho Tuesday night, I watched thirteen girls live out their dreams of being a high fashio n model. They were ladies who were challenged with Down syndrome, but had spent the day living like a VIP, getting their hair and makeup done, strutting their stuff and modeling the Hania collection by Ana Cole.
Hosted by 'It" girl model Jessica White, this was a project conceived by Fabrizio Babino to honor his family and raise money for the National Down Syndrome Society.
While the fashionista crowd sipped Moet and bid on fabulous silent auction items, one couldn't miss the infectious joy on the faces of the evening's stars. Helping to bring some extra paparazzi to the event were Alex and Simon from Real Housewives of New York and June Ambrose.
Care to make a donation? I certainly did: www.ndss.org
Photos by R. Loud from wireimage.com and mannyzoom of zoomyork.com