Jeffrey Fashion Cares Lands at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

Yasha Wallin

New York's most stylish came out in droves last night for the eighth annual JEFFREY FASHION CARES charity event and fashion show. The crowd, decked out in nautical inspired gear despite the season, took over the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, a massive aircraft carrier, hugging the West Side highway, sprawling far enough into the Hudson towards New Jersey than most would prefer. Guests, who sipped on Belvedere cocktails, included TV star Nate Berkus (the night's co-chair), actor Cheyenne Jackson; musician Sky Ferreira, designer Jason Wu, Sports Illustrated model Genevieve Morton and Top Model's Miss J. NYC Prep's Kelli Brooke Tomashoff, was also in attendance, and pointed out that like on the show she's pursuing music full time. Real Housewife of New Jersey Dina was also there, with her friend Danielle, but "not that Danielle" she assured us.

The benefit was to raise funds for four of the city's LGBT organizations: The Hetrick-Martin Institute; Lambda Legal Defense Fund, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) and the Point Foundation were the night's beneficiaries. Silent auction items included a skateboard deck with an image of Stephanie Seymour, autographed, "with love, Stephanie"; a signed Tom Brady jersey valued as "priceless" and VIP tickets to The Maury Povich Show -- also priceless. But the real moneymakers came at the end during the live auction, where package vacations were being snapped up at nearly $10,000 a pop. Then came the climax of the evening-a runway show with outfits culled from Lanvin, Balenciaga, and Gucci among others. Speedo-clad and in mandals, the chiseled models came out to a crowd who clearly appreciated the male physique: catcalls on the Intrepid could be heard as far off as the other side of the Hudson by the end of the presentation.

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