Nanette Lepore Helps Raise Over $18,000 To Fight Child Abuse
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Designer Nanette Lepore helped to raise more than $18,000 on Sunday to aid abused and neglected children through Childhelp, a national child advocacy nonprofit. Lepore, who is based in New York, showed her work at a runway show and shopping event at Saks Fifth Avenue outside Washington, D.C. The show featured looks from her Holiday and 2014 Pre-Spring collections.
A portion of the day's sales were donated to Childhelp, as were the proceeds of a charity auction and raffle. Three of Childhelp's celebrity ambassadors flew from Los Angeles for the event, "Dancing with the Stars'" Maksim Chmerkovskiy and actors Finola Hughes and Ian Buchanan, who star together on "General Hospital."
Among the items up for auction were two tickets to attend Lepore's runway show this spring during New York Fashion Week. As the bidding went up, Chmerkovskiy spontaneously offered to tack on ballroom dancing lessons and lunch at his Soho dance studio.
"It's really tough to get into those fashion shows," C
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