Friends of The High Line raised over $600,000
Kevin Bacon, Joshua David, Diane von Furstenberg, and Kyra Sedgwick
Eric Gioia and Pamela Miller

Last Wednesday night young New Yorkers came out to raise money for their favorite cause du jour, The High Line. 600 guests raised over $600,000 for the project. At the event they were treated to a view of the 4 final proposals for how to transform the 1.5-mile abandoned elevated rail into a thriving public space. Cocktails were held at Diane Von Furstenberg's meatpacking district studio and dinner was held at Phillips Auction house overlooking the High Line.

Young politicos, art world stars, bold-faced architects, celebrities, and party girls all mixed it up in a beautifully designed space created by event planner Bronson Van Wyck who is also a steering committee co-chair along with Christopher Heinz and Alex Von Furstenberg. Guests included Ahn Duong, Uma Thurman and Andre Balazs, Charles Rockefeller, Rob Speyer, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, Barry Diller and Diane Von Furstenberg, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Jon Patricof, Celerie Kemble, and founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond.

From the DVF Fashion Show
L. to r.: Kirstie and Ryan Bloch; Anh Duong; Candis Cayne and Robert Hammond; and Kyra Sedgwick (sans the Bacon).
Martin and Mickey Friedman, Steven Holl, and Solange Fabiao
Donald and Barbara Tober
Miss High Line
Alexandre and Diane von Furstenberg with Barry Diller

Photographs by Patrick McMullan/PMc


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