The weather outside was frightful last night but Cipriani Wall Street offered cozy respite for the guests of ACRIA’s 22nd annual holiday fundraising event. The dinner, awards presentation, and paddle-raise auction began with cocktails served around a towering, frosted Christmas tree. Guests, including Saskia de Brauw, Casey Fremont, Cordell Broadus, and Kelly Rutherford, gathered to honor four individuals and their significant contributions to HIV and AIDS awareness.
Guests then found their way to their tables, festively arranged with garlands, holly, and candles aplenty. First up, Raf Simons and Peter McGough took to the stage to honor Anne Collier and Matthew Higgs, followed by Diane Kruger who honored close friend Jason Wu, and, finally, Calvin Klein presented Ross Bleckner with his award.