World Trade Jewelers (WTJ) was selected as the exclusive fine jewelry donor for the recent Model Alliance’s Fashion and Fairness fundraising event, which brought some of the biggest names in the fashion world together, at SPiN, New York City for a very worthy cause.
Sponsored by Fashionista, The Model Alliance along with and WTJ celebrated the passing of The Child Model Bill into legislation with the Fashion and Fairness event, on Thursday, November 21st.
The fundraiser and celebration focused on the Model Alliance’s legislative victory for underage models. Under the new law, fashion models under 18 will now enjoy the same protections as other child performers in New York. The protections include provisions for educational requirements; trust accounts, chaperons and maximum working hours.
Sara Ziff, Founder and Executive Director of the Model Alliance and model with Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel lead the night. She was joined by hosts Ellettra Wiedemann, Vogue cover model; Arlenis Sosa, Elle cover model; Paula Viola, entertainment attorney; Alise Shoemaker, high fashion and cover model; and Alison Nix, known for her shoots for Dolce and Gabbana and Dior. The event was also hosted by Anita Bitton, of Establishment Castings, Inc. and James Scully, renowned casting director for Tom Ford, Jason Wu and Lanvin.
World Trade Jewelers donated two, iconic fine jewelry designs for the event’s live auction featuring a HERSHEY’S KISSES diamond silhouette necklace in sterling silver, as found onwww.facebook.com/HersheysKissJewelry and a 14kt gold plated sterling silver SCRABBLE Brand jewelry necklace, featuring handset black diamonds, available on www.Scrabble-Jewelry.com. Paired with two tickets to a leading Broadway show, the contributions captured $700.00 towards a total of $12,500 for the evening. Other great gifts that were also auctioned off, including a makeup lesson with celebrity makeup artist Tracy Murphy, paired with a private photo shoot, and also a 15-person suite for a New York Mets baseball game, all proceeds going to The Model Alliance. A ping-pong tournament also went underway, where the grand prizewinner received two tickets for the New York How to Make It in Fashion conference.