Zelda Kaplan Parties For Africa With 93 Years of Experience

by ANDREW KATZ · February 25, 2010

    Her name is Zelda, she's ninety-three-years old, and last night a colorful (literally) crowd of night owls, philanthropists, and Miss Zimbabwe alike partied in honor of her extensive charitable efforts for the people of Africa.

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    Zelda Kaplan (and her typically African-themed wardrobe) was certainly the center of attention at Amnesia in Chelsea during the lively affair, which raised funds for "Keep A Child Alive" ; a non-profit dedicated to providing treatment, care, and support services to Africans directly affected by HIV/AIDS. To further support the cause, photography by Ellen von Unwerth, Patrick McMullan, and Andres Serrano was up for silent auction, yet this was the only "silent" thing about the event, which featured lively musical performances by Army of Me and the live African band Maxindenkalu. In addition to being for an excellent cause, the event was as great of a success as one would expect from someone with almost a century of party experience.

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