On Tuesday, the Institute for Civic Leadership (ICL) hosted a spring benefit at the Diane von Furstenberg studio to raise money that will support student missions to Haiti in hopes of rebuilding several schools that were destroyed by this year's earthquake. But the event, which was hosted by Matthew Settle and co-chaired by Olivia Palermo and Ali Kay, played out like fashion truth or dare.
The ICL, founded in 2001, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to turn students into civic leaders and global citizens through education. The organization hopes to find solutions to issues like poverty, gender equality, and public health.
DJ Cassidy opened up for Pras and the Axis who decided to pay tribute to former band The Fugees by performing “Killing Me Softly” before the sold out ICL crowd, which included Hilary Rhoda, Sean Avery, Tracy Anderson, Jamison Ernest, Linda Vojtova, Charlie Walk, Andrew Rosen, Rosanna Scotto, Tara Subkoff and Arden Wohl.
Guest, Devon Aoki Olivia Palermo
Many were dressed in their Sunday best for this benefit: print dresses, cardigans and the occasional naughty Herve Leger bandage dress were on sight. But not all attendees took the conservative fashion route à la model Devon Aoki.
We thought an impossibly tight bandage dress was a gamble at a charity event! In our humble opinion - humble because we don't look as good in just a bra- a corset thing and a furry coat could distract anyone from feeding starving children across the globe, or even from posing for a photograph with Matthew Settle. According to the Huffington Post, Olivia Palermo refused to be snapped with the Gossip Girl dad at the ICL event. Though she claims that her model boyfriend, beef-cake Johannes Huebl was the reason for the diss to Settle, she has and did pose with other men. Was it because Settle was also wearing just a bra?... Probably not.