Recently, the CFDA, Swarovski, and Kirna Zabete celebrated the thirteenth anniversary of the Swarovski/CFDA Fashion Awards partnership with a cocktail party at Kirna Zabete’s store location in Soho. Notable guests at the event included Gilles Mendel, Yigal Azrouel, Misha Nonoo, Veronica Swanson Beard, Veronica Miele Beard, Amanda Ross, Claire Distenfeld, Lizzie Tisch, Athena Calderone, Danielle Bernstein, Mia Moretti, Meredith Melling Burke, Valerie Boster, Mel Ottenberg, Hanuk Hanuk, Rickie De Sole, Rebecca Minkoff, Leandra Medine, Natalie Joos, and Irene Neuwirth, among many others. Harley Viera Newton was the event's DJ. Each CFDA Fashion Awards Swarovski Nominee was asked to create one-of-a-kind crystal objets d’art, which were on display at the event.
The artwork included a crystallized skateboard designed by Irene Neuwirth, crystal-adorned footwear by Hood By Air, and a crystallized record player and record cover by Creatures of the Wind, among other incredible creations. All of the commissioned pieces will be available for sale through the online charity auction site, Gavel & Grand until June 2. Proceeds from the pieces will benefit Free Arts NYC, a non-profit organization that provides under-served children and families with a unique mix of educational arts and mentoring programs that assist them in building the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential. What an amazing partnership!