Karl Lagerfeld And More Come Out For Gordon Parks Foundation Awards

by Christina Makoyawo · June 2, 2011

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The Gordon Parks Foundation dinner and auction event held at Gotham Hall honored 5 individuals who embody the artistic passion and vision of Gordon Parks, in the fields of film, fashion, media and art.  Karl LagerfeldArianna Huffington, Spike Lee, Donna Karan, and Rachel Roy were all present for the event which included a live and silent auction along with a live performance by the Blue Man Group and Rufus Wainwright singing Art Teacher and Hallelujah.

Proceeds from the event will be used to help mount the first major retrospective of Parks’s work since his death and to further permanent preservation of his work, making it internationally available to schools, museums and communities.

Gloria Vanderbilt was granted honorary chair while Iman played Mistress of Ceremonies for the night. Nan Bush and Bruce Weber, Tonne  Goodman, Queen Noor, Sir Ken Robinson, Stephanie Wilson Wolkoff, Isabel and Rueben Toledo, Tory Burch, Russell Simmons, and Ingrid Sischy were also in attendance.

Karl Lagerfeld

Spike Lee

Donna Karan, Iman

Arianna Huffington

Rachel Roy, Russell Simmons

Stephanie Wilson Wolkoff, Rufus Wainwright

[Top photo credit: PatrickMcMullen]