Dori’s World: Fashion Events Raise Money for Causes

What an amazing evening. First we stopped at MOMA, where Karynne Tencer, Mary J. Blige’s publicist out of Los Angeles, invited me to an event she put together with Catherine Malandrino and ELLE Magazine. The Runway Show For a Cause raised money for the Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, Mary J. Blige’s foundation.

We saw Fern Mallis, the former executive director of 7th on Sixth productions, actress Lauren London, Janell Snowden from VH1, Stacey Bronfman and Natalie von Bismarck.

Then it was off to the Institute for Civic Leadership’s New York City Spring Benefit at DVF Studio, hosted by Ali Kay, Candice Levy Miller and Olivia Palermo. Guests included everyone from Hillary Rhoda and Devon Aoki, to Matthew Settle, Rosanna Scotto and Tracy Anderson

I saw Bara Tisch, Vikram Chatwal, Sabrina Weiss, Amanda Smith, Lesley Thompson from Louis Vuitton who helped with the event, Matthew Toboroff, Nicole and Matthew Mellon, Jennifer Miller Brown, Alex von Furstenberg, Diane von Furstenberg and her gorgeous granddaughter Talita, Devon and Philip Radziwill and Michelle Heller.

The event raised funds to rebuild schools in Haiti after 5,000 schools were destroyed in the earthquake in January. Guests sipped on cocktails and received gift bags from ICL.

Afterward, I had a late-night dinner with celebrity publicist Karynne Tencer.