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With Halle Berry by his side, Michael Kors announced his latest philanthropic endeavor
When he's in the city where he first made it big, Michael Kors tends not to throw fancy dinner parties. "At the beach, certainly. But in New York, it's work, work, work," the designer told Style.com on Saturday night, at an intimate sit-down he was hosting at the Four Seasons' Grill Room for the likes of Hilary Rhoda and Mario Testino. There was a bit of work involved, but not of the usual sort. The occasion was the launch of a new partnership between Michael Kors and the UN's World Food Programme, for which the label has created two new styles of its best-selling Runway watch; for each one sold, 100 meals go to hungry children.
Halle Berry, who's helping promote the cause, made her first outing since the announcement (well, TMZ discovery, to be precise) that she's got a second child on the way. Of Kors, she said, "He's all about walking the walk." The two will be hitting the ground together at some point for a site visit, probably in Africa, the actress said, but haven't decided where and when. "I'm pregnant, so I can't go to places where I have to get a lot of vaccines."
For both charity-minded stars, the initiative represents a global expansion of their philanthropic efforts. (Kors has been working with God's Love We Deliver, a New York organization that provides meals to the ill, for about two decades.) "The World Food Programme has no borders," Kors pointed out. "Regardless of war, drought—they have the trucks, the planes, the people on the ground, and the access to the food."
An impressive operation, to be sure, and one that deals with problems that can seem worlds away from soigné evenings like this one, where the major dilemma was the address mix-up that caused some models to arrive a few minutes late. Confessed Constance Jablonski, "We went to the wrong Four Seasons!"