Suzanne Rogers Presents Diane von Fursten­berg


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S/ Magazine columnist and phi­lan­thropist Suzanne Rogers

held her fourth Suzanne Rogers Presents fash­ion fundraiser on May 4th in Toronto with a lun­cheon event star­ring guest of hon­our Diane von Fursten­berg. Jeanne Beker hosted an in­ti­mate con­ver­sa­tion be­tween iconic de­signer von Fursten­berg and Vogue con­trib­u­tor An­dré Leon Tal­ley as they dis­cussed Fursten­berg’s jour­ney through the busi­ness of fash­ion, her life as a hu­man­i­tar­ian and her de­vo­tion to emerg­ing fash­ion ta­lent. Fol­low­ing the con­ver­sa­tion, at­ten­dees en­joyed mu­sic from up and com­ing pop sen­sa­tion, Fletcher. The sold-out lun­cheon raised $490,000 for chil­dren’s char­i­ties, in­clud­ing two se­lected by Rogers and von Fursten­berg: Covenant House’s ‘Just Like a Girl You Know,’ a cam­paign that helps young vic­tims es­cape the sex trade; and War Child, which has fo­cused on bet­ter­ing the lives of chil­dren in war-torn re­gions. The hu­man­i­tar­ian back­ground and de­vo­tion to emerg­ing fash­ion ta­lent of both von Fursten­berg and Rogers made a per­fect pair­ing for the event.

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