See It: Harry Winston Presents the 3rd Annual Kaleidoscope Ball

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Goldie Hawn and Halle Berry
Goldie Hawn and Halle Berry

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The Third Annual Kaleidoscope Ball on May 2nd was a glittering affair in so many ways. Not only was the event presented by Harry Winston, but the event raised more than $2 million for Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

Halle Berry received the hospital’s “Kaleidoscope Award” from fellow Academy Award-winner Goldie Hawn. In her speech, the Oscar winner spoke proudly about teaching her daughter, Nahla, to be philanthropic.

Mr. Brainwash
Mr. Brainwash

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Kelvin Davis received the hospital’s highest honor, the “Philanthropic Leadership Award,” while rising star Halston Sage received the “Young Luminary Award”.  Special guest Chris O’Donnell proudly presented the “Extraordinary Children’s Award” to his friend, Charlie Croxall; Unforgettable star Poppy Montgomery helped host the evening.

After the awards presentation, guests enjoyed a special musical performance by Grammy-Nominated artist Aloe Blacc and old-school hip-hop and rock favorites from DJ Michelle Pesce.

Aloe Blacc
Aloe Blacc

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For the first time ever, world-renowned street artists came together and curated a selection of art pieces that were auctioned off in celebration of the evening’s theme, “Los Angeles: An Art-Full City.” Award winning artist Mr. Brainwash collaborated on a piece with Harry Winston that paid tribute to Mr. Winston as “Jeweler to the Stars” incorporating various celebrities over the years wearing the iconic diamond that now lives in the Smithsonian. Mr. Brainwash also created a one-of-a-kind Mattel ride-on car for the auction and each table featured one of his “Life is Beautiful” sculptures, which were also donated.

Chris O'Donnell with Charlie Croxall
Chris O’Donnell with Charlie Croxall

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The evening also featured work from notable artists including Robert Vargas, who painted live at the event, as well as internationally acclaimed artists PichiAvo, Shepard Fairey, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Bill Wegman, Charles Arnoldi, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Mike Stilkey, Billy Al Bengston, Sage Vaughn and Charming Baker, all who donated special pieces.

The evening, co-chaired by Amanda Brown, Beth Friedman, Chloë Sommer, Marcelle Frey and Tim Campbell, included a cocktail reception and special dinner prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering, led by famed chef Wolfgang Puck. Guests feasted on a number of gourmet creations including truffled macaroni and cheese bites and smoked salmon pizza with caviar. 

Michael Milken and Lori Milken
Michael Milken and Lori Milken

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During the event, Harry Winston, Inc., announced with the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute the establishment of the Harry Winston Fellowship Fund. As part of the Harry Winston Brilliant Futures Charitable Program, the company is supporting the work of young pediatric physicians and scientists who are conducting research to prevent, treat, and cure disease and illness in children.

Proceeds from the dinner benefitted UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute at Mattel Children’s Hospital. Under the leadership of Dr. Sherin Devaskar, Physician-in-Chief, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and Executive Director, UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute, a multidisciplinary team of physicians and scientists are working tirelessly to produce and deliver the finest, most advanced research, treatments, and medicines available for children.

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