NEW YORK, Jul 14, 2009 / FW/ — Mark your calendar! On Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM, the annual Hamptons Fundraiser ‘Cocktails at Sunset’ benefiting ACRIA and co-sponsored by Calvin Klein Collection and Vanity Fair is going to be held at the private residence of renowned fashion photographer Steven Klein in Bridgehampton, New York.
Committee members for this very special event include and expected to attend are Andre Balazs, Ross Bleckner, Sandy Brant & Ingrid Sischy, Bob Colacello, Francisco Costa, Mark Feuerstein, Steven Klein, Aerin Lauder, Craig McDean, Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick, Andrew Saffir, Elizabeth Saltzman, Stewart Shining, Bruce Weber, and Italo Zucchelli.
Others expected in attendance include Royal Pains cast members Paulo Costanzo, Jill Flint, and Reshma Shetty.
With additional support provided by USA Network’s new series Royal Pains, the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, and Montgomery Brothers Capital Advisors, the evening promises more than just an enjoying lobster rolls, bay burgers, and specialty cocktails under the stars while exploring Steven Klein’s remarkable horse farm estate.
The silent auction will include works by leading artists including Jeff Koons, Eric Fischl, Ross Bleckner, Julian Schnabel, Donald Baechler and Mary Heilmann, along with special items from Calvin Klein Collection, Royal Pains, and Andre Balazs’s Standard Hotels.
Top donors will receive a special gift bag including a limited edition Steven Klein print, as featured on the invitation.
The AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA) is a leading HIV research and education organization.
ACRIA tests the newest HIV therapies; undertakes cutting-edge research to understand better who has HIV and how to keep people with the disease healthy; provides life-saving HIV health information to disadvantaged communities around the world; and strengthens community-based groups across the U.S through a comprehensive technical assistance program.
Additionally, through its Center on HIV & Aging, ACRIA is a recognized leader on the emerging issue of older adults and HIV.