Suzanne Rogers Presents Diane von Furstenberg
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.