[Donna Karan and Russell Simmons. All photos by ADRIEL REBOH for PMc] Russell Simmons celebrated the 10th Anniversary of Art for Life Saturday night at the beautifully decorated backyard of his East Hampton estate with friends, colleagues, family...and us. We introduced ourselves to Russell who couldn't have been nicer even though he was short on time and we lacked all knowledge of the dress code as he stared at our brightly colored attire to his "black and white" themed soiree. Appropriately dressed guests in attendance included Donna Karan, Vanessa Williams, Soledad O'Brien, Rev Run & Co. including our favorites Diggy, Russy, and JoJo, Tila Tequila, Derek Blasberg, Adrienne Bailon, Oprah's BFFs Gayle King and Dr. Oz, Star Jones, DJ M.O.S., and many more. Over $1 million was raised to benefit The Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing urban youth with significant exposure and access to the arts founded by Russell with brothers Danny and Rev Run in 1995.
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Marc Miller, Jennifer Miller
Heidi Albertse, Soledad O'Brien, Vanessa Williams
Adrienne Bailon, Angela Simmons, Daniel "Diggy" Simmons
Arabella Oz, Dr Mehmet Oz, Lisa Oz, Zoe Oz
Jill Zarin, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps , R. Couri Hay, Jamie Jo Harris
Joel Fitzpatrick, Lisa Anasto, Tila Tequila
Governor David A. Paterson, Michelle Paterson, Alex Paterson
Donna Karan, Russell Simmon, DJ MOS
Star Jone, Randi Friedman, Gina Glickman