Animal Lovers Unite For A Black-Tie Affair And Look On As ASPCA Honors Martha Stewart

by THERESA WON · April 24, 2009

[Martha Stewart, Isaac Mizrahi, Robin Marino.  All photos by PATRICK McMULLAN & BEN GABBE for PMc] The Plaza Hotel opened its gilded doors to a society of animal lovers last night for the 12th Annual Bergh Ball "Rescue Me" hosted by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)Martha Stewart was the night's honoree, and was presented with the ASPCA Presidential Service Award by ASPCA President and CEO, Ed Sayres. Isaac Mizrahi presided as the emcee while the ball drew a diverse crowd of passionate animal rights advocates such as Bernadette Peters, Somers Farkas, Catherine Malandrino, Lake Bell, and James Nederlander.

Isaac Mizrahi, Margo Nederlander, Michele Gradin, Somers Farkas Martha Stewart, Alexis Stewart Bonnie Pfeiffer, Linda Lambert, Ben Lambert, Laurie Nehman Catherine Malandrino, Freddie Jackson, Michele Gradin Bill Smith and friends Oliver, Meg Dimeling Steven Ames, Anne Ames, Brian Stewart, Stephanie Krieger, Adam Mahr , Kirstin Cole