An intimate event took place last week at Midtown Manhattan’s Audi Forum. Fashion Fights Cancer president, Ty Canty and superstar designer Byron Lars presented a special group of ladies and their creations to the world.The non-profit organization brings together the fashion community to raise awareness and funds to battle cancer. The project brought together Byron Lars and cancer patients Frances Ricks, Muriel Asnis, Barbara Moskowitz, Peggy Siegel and Carmen Diaz to create hand painted scarves under the mentorship of the designer.
Some women were seasoned artists; some found a surprising new outlet for creative expression. Muriel Asnis was already a jewelry designer and donated some of her work to a fundraising auction for the organization.
The ladies modeled their silk scarves on top of Byron Lars’ blouses. As gorgeous as the designer’s pieces were, nothing looked as beautiful on these women as their smiles of accomplishment.
Cupcakes and champagne were served. Guests also went home with gift bags of Godiva chocolates and Mizani hair products.
Future events include designers Tracy Reese and Jason Wu. To donate or get involved, please visit Fashion Fights Cancer on the web.
photos by Mariana Leung