Agnete/Ford Models. ph: mdc; special thanks to Matthew and Melissa at Ford.
Katie Ford and American artist Ross Bleckner hosted For Art’s Sake, marrying the fabulous worlds of modeling, fine art and charity. The sale of original artwork benefitted ACRIA, the Aids Community Research Initiative of America. 38 artists, including Marilyn Minter, Mario Sorrenti, Neckface and Terence Koh, contributed personal pieces created from the pool of Ford’s top models to make last night’s silent auction one of the most compelling and intriguing charity events of the past year. MDC caught up with the ardent supporters of the charity and talks to Matthew Hunt (creative director at Ford) about the whole idea of the night (see video below) which raised $125,000 in the span of a mere 2 hours. To purchase any of the artwork from past events, click here and start your art collection today! For more dish on the party, click here.
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Agnete, lady in red, stands out at the Acria event. Love her “Agnete” necklace.
Marilyn Minter, currently one of the featured Whitney artists for the Gap, with casting director/photographer Andrew Weir
The winsome Chris Galya/Ford.
The effortlessly beautiful Valerie Boster from Vogue.
New faces Sigita and make my day, “Dei”
Kathleen, Hyoni and Amelia, the next generation at Ford
The legendary Carmen dell’Orifice, 77 years young!
Ford’s Parker is a charmer.
Andrew, Melissa and Mallory with 2 of Mr Weir’s gorgeous B+W prints
The ebullient and effervescent Anna and Katia.
Katie Ford with one of the strongest pieces at the auction
Lily Cole (IMG, Storm) stops by in her summer finery
The fabulous French find, Louisa is indeed as flawless in person.
Artist Alex Daniel and 2 perfect profiles
Ford’s stylish intern rocks the event
Andrew Zuckerman’s 3 generations of Ford superstars, Carmen, Carol Alt and Agnete.
Actor Leo Fitzpatrick and Paper Magazine’s Caroline Torum
Bonnie Morrison of Men’s Vogue with Style.com’s Greg Kessler
The beautiful and always gracious Jennifer Starr
Designer DooRi and friend Eunis
The non stop beauty of Flavia still stops us in our tracks to this day.
Ford Men’s finest, Bryton Munn and Christian Brylle
Andre Balazs supports the arts.
Artist Martin Saar and his so right for summer paintings
Could it be Neckface? Could it be Betty?
Paulo from Ford with his coveted Neckface original. He who would be Neckface (see previous pic) says that actually Flavia, DID stand him up… and twice!
Post event, the list of generous artists