#ArtForLife Benefit in New York

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 NOI h. SAF 0 Comments

Russell Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation — whose mission is to provide inner city youth with significant exposure to the arts, as well as support emerging artists with exhibition opportunities — hosted its annual #ArtForLife benefit gala in New York on July 15th. The Art For Life benefit gala is the primary fundraising initiative for the R.P.A.F.'s supporters, and also serves to honor exemplary individuals for success in their respective fields and good works to better our communities

Many high profile people came out to celebrate this year's honorees and to support this important benefit. Reportedly by the end of the night over one million dollars was raised for the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation! 

Singer, actor, and Broadway star Cynthia Erivo looked ultra feminine and pretty-in-pink in a flared hem number, and Russell Simmons' daughters (L)Aoki Lee Simmons and (R)Ming Lee Simmons looked gorgeous in their printed designer dresses.

I loved Miss Lawrence's (actor, stylist, media personality, ...) printed kimono jacket and belt, could have done without the pineapple sunglasses, and maybe gone with a different clutch though... talking smack but I would probably geek if I met him. One of the night's honorees Bozoma Saint John (Chief Brand Officer at Uber) sparkled in a metallic dress, and I just adore her colorful mani and long braids.

Real housewives of Potomac star Gizelle Bryant was the definition of flawless in a classic red gown, and NFL free agent Darrelle Revis looked dapper in a perfectly tailored plaid suit.

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