When I arrived at The Island Hotel last Monday along with 350 other guests to attend the Orange County Chapter of Childhelp’s 25th annual fashion show and luncheon, aptly entitled “For The Love of a Child,” I didn’t realize was a treat I was about to experience.
The event, sponsored by South Coast Plaza, showcased the latest spring fashions including Bally, Brooks Brothers, Calypso St Barth, David Yurman, DKNY, Faconnable, Intermix, Saks Fifth Avenue, St. John, Versace, Wolford and Stuart Weitzman during an impressively professional and upbeat show, which was immediately followed by a scrumptious garden-setting luncheon.
Long-time Childhelp Celebrity Ambassador Connie Stevens received the Inspiration Award presented by the co-founder of Childhelp, Yvonne Fedderson. Net proceeds of $151,000 from the afternoon will benefit the hundreds of abused and neglected children cared for by Childhelp in Orange County and across the country.
Since 1959, Childhelp has brought hope and healing into the lives of countless children who are victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on education, advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
Photos by Ann Chatillon