The Lunchbox Fund Fall Fête & Feedie Launch was held tonight Wednesday, October 9,2013 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm at Buddakan on75 9th Ave in New York City.
A ticketed event, several celebrities are attending including chef Mario Batali, Liv Tyler, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Casey Affleck who co-chaired the event that includes an artwork auction handled by online auction house paddle8.com, started by British co-founder Alexander Gilkes, for whom Princess Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, reportedly works.
Artists who presented their artworks for bidding tonight include Oliver Clegg, Chuck Close, Alan Cumming, Lou Reed and Dustin Yellin.
Actress Liv Tyler looked quite chic in her green, taupe and black striped pleated skirt, paired with a black sweater, while Maggie Gyllenhaal chose a V-necked knee-length black, brown and white printed dress.
Founder and Executive Director of the Lunchbox Fund Topaz Page-Green looked elegant in her black and white strapless cocktail dress.
Free-spirited Mario Batali made sure that his very verdant olive green vest was teamed with an orange necktie, orange watch and orange Crocs! Dapper columnist and Reality TV star Paul Johnson Calderon sported shorts with a bowtie.
The Lunchbox Fund is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing daily meals to impoverished and at-risk students in South Africa's township high schools. Their motto is “Feed a child. Nourish a mind.”
Their philosophy is to support education via nutrition for students to whom the meal may be the only meal for the day. According to the organization, more than 35% of the South African population is devastated by poverty and AIDS.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu recently joined the organization as an official Patron. Further information on the Lunchbox Fund is available at www.thelunchboxfund.org.
Also attending the Lunchbox Fund Fall Fête & Feedie Launch were actor Joaquin Phoenix, magician David Blaine, actress Mickey Sumner (gorgeous yellow dress!), model Dree Hemingway, Julie Macklowe, model Elettra Wiedemann, who is the daughter of Isabella Rossellini and Jonathan Wiedemann. Enjoy the slideshow!