As previously reported by Good Celebrity, Autism Speaks was prepping for its inaugural La Vie En BLUE Fashion Gala. We’re happy to report that the charity’s event went off without a hitch on Thursday (September 29) and it drew lots of famous faces to support the great cause.
The Warner Bros. Studios’ backlot was the place to be this week as Metropolitan Fashion Week produced the charitable, Partisan-themed fashion show. All proceeds benefit the Autism Speaks Southern California Chapter.
Hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Molly Sims, the event featured good celebrity models including Adrienne Bailon, Eve, Hilary Rhoda, Keltie Knight and Vivica A. Fox. The famous models walked the catwalk in gorgeous blue evening gowns, which are now up for auction on 501auctions.com/lafashiongala.
Plus, children on the autism spectrum, varying from ages six to 13, modeled the latest fashions from GUESS Kids donated by the GUESS Foundation.
In addition to the fashion show, Untitled Entertainment talent manager Steven Grossman and City National Bank’s SVP Harry Topping Jr, both whom have children on the autism spectrum, were honored for their exemplary leadership, longstanding support and generous commitment to Autism Speaks.
“Tonight we honored and highlighted the advocacy efforts of two amazing fathers, Harry Topping, Jr. and Steven Grossman, who both have sons with autism,” said Suzette Martinez, Executive Director of Autism Speaks Southern California. “Their journeys with autism, their search for answers and their passion to raise awareness about are equally inspirational.”
Other performers included DJ Pauly D and DJ Splyce, and teen Amanda Anderson, an aspiring opera singer with autism.
To learn more about Autism Speaks’ La Vie En BLUE event, visit autismspeaks.org/lafashiongala.
Photo Credit: Getty Images for Autism Speaks