Designers don’t just hide behind the scenes dressing Hollywood royalty! Check out pics of them getting in on the action from the carpet at the annual Vanity Fair Oscar After-Party. And it wouldn’t be Haute Giving if I didn’t let you know the charities and causes they support.
Zac Posen and Naomi Campbell
Posen has focused his philanthropic attention on arts and education organizations, including TeachersCount and the Metropolitan Opera; another passion is New Yorkers for Children
Last year, the former competitive figure skater (who knew?!) was honored by Figure Skating in Harlem at its annual Skating with the Stars event. Wang skated at the event that benefited the non-profit which provides girls with skating and educational opportunities to help build their self-worth.
During her Fall 2013 RTW show she auctioned off two tickets to her runway show. Proceeds from the auction went to The Promise Project, a non-profit dedicated to helping under-served children with learning disabilities get the support they need to learn.
The Tory Burch Foundation was started in 2009 to empower women entrepreneurs through microfinance and mentorship. TBF invests in the success and sustainability of women-owned businesses and provides women and girls with the information and tools needed to achieve their aspirations as entrepreneurs and leaders.
Celebs gathered at the TOM FORD boutique in Beverly Hills, California this past weekend for designer Ford‘s cocktail event in support of Project Angel Food–which is an organization that provides meals for people homebound or disabled by HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses.
The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation is a private family foundation which provides philanthropic support to various 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. The primary recipients of the Foundation’s support are orgs that support Community Building, Education, Human Rights, Arts, Health and the Environment.
John Travolta and Donna Karan
The Urban Zen Foundation works to raise awareness and inspire change in the areas of well-being, preserving cultures and empowering children in mind body and spirit. The org designs forums, partners with existing organizations and brings together experts to define solutions and implement action.