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Starry Night at ACRIA’s Annual Cocktails at Sunset Benefit

Italo Zucchelli, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Francisco Costa

Italo Zucchelli, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Francisco Costa

NEW YORK, Jul 21, 2009 / FW/ — With Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker and Mark Feuerstein of the hit summer series, “Royal Pains,” it was a star-ry night at ACRIA’s annual ‘Cocktails at Sunset’ benefit.

Held last Saturday, July 18th on the grounds of renowned photographer Steven Klein’s private horse farm estate in Bridgehampton and presented by Calvin Klein Collection and Vanity Fair, the annual Hampton’s fundraiser benefits the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), a leading HIV research, treatment, and education organization.

In attendance that evening are Matthew Broderick, Lee Pace, Mark Feuerstein, Reshma Shetty, Lauren Santo Domingo, Olivia Chantecaille, Kathryn Neale Shaffer, Julie Macklowe, Amanda Ross, Zani Gugelmann, Lucy Sykes Rellie, and Eric Villency, all of whom were wardrobed by Calvin Klein.

Other guests in attendance included Calvin Klein Collection’s Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli, and Vanity Fair’s Elizabeth Saltzman Walker, as well as Sarah Jessica Parker, Ross Bleckner, Nacho Figueras & Delphine Blaquier, Jennifer Esposito & Miguel Fabregas, Fabien Baron, Jane Holzer, Rachel Zoe, Tamara Mellon, Daphne Guinness, Andrew Saffir, Alexis Bryan Morgan, Stefano Tonchi, Joe Zee, Carter Smith, Tommy Fazio, Sam Shaffer, Tatiana Platt, Euan Rellie, Angela Westwater, Ren Grady, Sam Shahid, and Royal Pains’ cast members Paulo Costanzo, and Jill Flint.

The event also featured a silent auction with works by leading artists including Jeff Koons, Eric Fischl, Ross Bleckner, Julian Schnabel, Barbara Kruger, Donald Baechler, and Mary Heilmann.

The event was presented by Calvin Klein Collection and Vanity Fair with additional support provided by USA Network’s new series Royal Pains, the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, and Montgomery Brothers Capital Advisors.

[LINDSAY McCALLUM]
Photos by Patrick McMullan, courtesy of Calvin Klein