And the bride wore…FUBU? The Tribeca Rooftop event space was glimmering with sparkles and smelled like a big gardenia. The place was set for a wedding, or a wedding fashion show. Thursday, June 15, The Knot hosted a benefit for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Designers Jill Stuart, Tocca, Susan Lazar, A.B.S. Alpana Bawa, Shoshanna and Fubu designed whimsical, versatile and inspired outfits for weddings, festive occasions or any fashionable outing. In addition to the live auction, led by Elyse Luray-Marx from auctionchannel.com, there was an online auction, which raised more than $6,000 for the Fund. Miss USA Lynette Cole modeled the Malia Mills crystal-encrusted white string bikini, and other Next Management models showed off everything from tangerine beaded evening gown (by up-and-comer David Meister) to an adorable spring two-piece dress (from Shoshanna). Carley Roney, co-founder and editor-in-chief, introduced me to CEO/Co-Founder David Liu and told me of the successful night they had with their event. Sushi and Tuscan food kept guests satiated, while they oogled at the models. With all the money was raised for this good cause, a good time was had by all.
We reported that The Knot raised just 6,000 in its charity auction. The wedding site actually raised close to $30,000 for the OCRF, $7,300 of which was from gown sales alone. The rest came from ticket sales and sponsorships. Sorry for the error!