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September 2 2014

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All Aboard For Jeffrey Fashion Cares

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Despite 20 mph winds sweeping through Manhattan last night, designers, celebrities, and models flocked to the U.S.S. Intrepid for Jeffrey Kalinsky’s annual Fashion Cares fundraiser to benefit various AIDS and LGBT charities. Never mind the chill, models like Irina Shayk and Jessica Stam turned out (flaunting barely-there frocks) to bid on the silent and live auction items (tickets to Madonna’s MDNA tour and an all-expenses-paid trip to Barcelona among them) and, of course, to check out the hot male models strutting down the runway. “I came to support the male models,” said a sun-kissed Shayk, who was fresh from Miami’s Winter Music Conference, wearing a sheer Alexander Wang neoprene mini. An equally bronzed Anne Vyalitsyna revealed it was strange attending a fashion show not as catwalk strutter. “I went to Kanye West’s show in Paris and that was my first time sitting in the audience,” the Russian beauty said before taking her seat at the show. “This is only my second time seeing a show because I’m still trying to rock the runway myself.” Vyalitsyna’s slimming tips for the male models, who were rumored to be donning skimpy Speedos? Red wine: “It dehydrates the body and makes it more sculpted and ripped before a shoot,” she told Style.com.

But it was not all about gratuitous abs. Joe Jonas professed his excitement about seeing the clothes while honorary chair Chloë Sevigny, dressed in head-to-toe Proenza Schouler, didn’t even know there was an all-male show. “Does that mean there will be a lot of cat-calling?” the actress-cum-designer asked. “I don’t mind,” she added slyly. “I love going to basketball games more to admire the players’ physique than the game.”

At the auction close, Kalinsky proudly announced that the event, which drew over 1,200 guests, had raised over $610,000. His favorite part of the evening? “When it’s over,” the shopkeeper confessed to Style.com. “I’m going to find a piece of pizza, go home, and watch the rest of Mad Men.”

Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky / BFAnyc.com

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