Recap from Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2018

2018 Jeffrey Fashion Cares (photo by Ben Rose)

This year's 2018 Jeffrey Fashion Cares was an absolute success as has been throughout the years! Founder, Jeffrey Kalinsky and patrons of this phenomenal event, celebrated 26 years of Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta on Monday, August 27th, 2018 at Phipps Plaza. Jeffrey Fashion Cares is a sold-out fashion show that benefits Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the AIDS Fund (AAF) and the Medical University of South Carolina. The runway Monday night showcased Neon looks, Sparkling pieces, Oversize, Plaids and creative blends of Sports looks. As custom, guests and supporters flooded out the elegantly decorated corridors of Phipps Plaza dressed to impress! Prior to the show, we were graced with a wonderful reception and silent auction followed by a live auction and the high-energy, highly anticipated runway show. 

This was an event for the history books! For more information, please visit www.jeffreyfashioncares.com.

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Recap from Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2016

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Monday evening, August 29th, the very classy Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2016 was hosted inside the decorated corridors of Atlanta's Phipps Plaza. Celebrating its 24th Annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares, the crowd gradually began to fill up the venue dressed in their best; fitting for the occasion. Last year, Jeffrey Fashion Cares (JFC) raised 700K for the benefit of the Atlanta AIDS Fund and Susan G. Komen. The timeless tagline for JFC, "Where fashion and fundraising unite," is more than just a saying, but has historically proven to work with this event! The financial support that comes in for this cause, makes it possible to render necessary services to fellow Atlantans affected by either of these illnesses and toward for the purpose of research.

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Prior to the date of the event, the press release provided us with a glimpse of the items that would be featured for the silent and LIVE auctions that night. Although we had insight, there is nothing like seeing the items in living color! The auctions included gifts such as a small Marc Jacobs handbag ($950 Value), a Roger Vivier Clutch ($1,150 Value), Original Art Work from Carre D'Artistes Atlanta ($385 Value), 18K recycled rose gold Monique Péan Earrings, a Vogue Dream Trip for two to NY Fashion Week and much more! And in addition to these auction items, prior to the show kicking off, guests had the opportunity to sow monetarily into these two charities being represented. These guests include not only fans of the event, but also celebrities, individuals whose lives have been both directly or indirectly affected by these diseases, and also, professionals who work with these patients on a daily basis.

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One of these professionals that we met who works with breast cancer patients was Crystal Champion. Crystal, a doctor of physical therapy and certified lymphedema therapist, works with women who are recovering from chronic swelling as a result of breast cancer surgery. When asked why tonight was such an important cause for both the community and these patients, she shares, "...a lot of women have access to health care, but there are a lot of out-the- pocket expenses and things than aren't covered by insurance. So it's so important that we raise money not only to find a cure, but to also help for other medical expenses that are not covered."  Crystal also goes on to tell us just how prominent this issue with breast cancer is all around the nation and that her job is to help these women with getting back to the quality of life. In fact, both Susan G. Komen and the Atlanta AIDS Fund work tirelessly throughout the year to collaborate with notable organizations such as JFC so that further fundraising can happen to care for the countless people that are in need. 

This, being my second year covering JFC, I am repeatedly amazed and touched by the amount of genuine support that turns up at the event. And of course, the fashion runway show closing out the evening just gets better and better! This year, with fall fashion just around the corner, we got the opportunity to view some very stunning ensembles including vibrant velours, fringed styles, furs, capes, knickers and more. Designers showcased on the runway were:

Lanvin

Celine

Christian Dior

Givenchy

Gucci

Valentino

Dries van Noten

Saint Laurent Paris

Balenciaga

Christian Louboutin

and

    Manolo Blahnik

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Be sure to check out these great  images of the event captured by Lindsay Abarca Photography. And save the date for Jeffrey's 25th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for 8/28/17.

For more information, please visit www.jeffreyfashioncares.com.

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Jeffrey Fashion Cares Just One Week Away!

Courtesy of Lindsay Abarca Photography

Courtesy of Lindsay Abarca Photography

Finally, the time for the 24th Annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares is here and will take place just one week from today inside of the elegantly transformed Phipps Plaza! Monday, August 29th at 7PM, this philanthropic fashion charity event will commence with a pre-show cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a high-energy live auction and to top it off, the highly anticipated runway show. Jeffrey Fashion Cares founded by renown Fashion Retailer Jeffrey Kalinsky, will again focus its fundraising efforts for the benefit of Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta and the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF). As one of the nation's largest combined breast cancer and AIDS benefits, last year's sold out show raised $700,000 toward this end.

Courtesy of Tomas Espinoza Photography.

Courtesy of Tomas Espinoza Photography.

This year's executive board is facilitated by co-chairs, Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams. The 2016 designer showcase will include: 

Lanvin

Celine

Christian Dior

Givenchy

Gucci

Valentino

Dries van Noten

Saint Laurent Paris

Balenciaga

Christian Louboutin

and

Manolo Blahnik

Auction lovers can expect items such as a Vogue Fantasy Trip for Two to NYC, a Private Jet Experience + an Atlanta Falcons Game, MONIQUE PÉAN Earrings and more, all awaiting the best bidder. Jeffrey Fashion Cares is absolutely an experience you do not want to skip!

Courtesy of Lindsay Abarca Photography  

Courtesy of Lindsay Abarca Photography  

For more details and to join this amazing event, please visit www.jeffreyfashioncares.com .

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Prelude to Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2015 - Atlanta, Georgia

     Photo courtesy: Tomas Espinoza Photography

     Photo courtesy: Tomas Espinoza Photography

Just two weeks away, the annual and most celebrated fashion event in Atlanta takes place: Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2015! This highly anticipated event marks the 25th Anniversary of Jeffrey Atlanta | New York and will be held on the evening of Monday, August 31, 2015 at Phipps Plaza.

Jeffrey Fashion Cares founded by renown Fashion Retailer Jeffrey Kalinsky, will again focus its fundraising efforts for the benefit of Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta and the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF). A recent press release by the 2015 co-chairs, Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams previews further details into the high-energy event. Details of which include a sneak peek into some of the luxurious items that will be featured in the silent and live auction, the location, after-party and more. On the runway, guests will see high-end looks from a plethora of the stated top designers: 

 photo courtesy: Ben Rose Photography

 photo courtesy: Ben Rose Photography

Balenciaga

Manolo Blahnik

Celine

Christian Dior

Givenchy

Landon

Christian Louboutin

Saint Laurent Paris

Valentino

Dries Van Noten 

From the growing success of Jeffrey Fashion Cares over the years, we can undoubtedly expect yet another successful turn-out at this year's event. The vision and execution of merging high fashion with the breast cancer and AIDS benefit is one that everyone simply wants to be a part of. The proof is in the pudding! Last year, $700,000 was raised in this effort. People both local and otherwise take great pride in sharing this prime moment and anniversary with such an influential gentleman of style, Mr. Jeffrey Kalinsky.

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