Menswear designer John Varvatos has tapped Ziggy Marley, who appears in his spring 2015 ad campaign, to perform at the upcoming Stuart House fundraiser in West Hollywood on April 26 with actor
The event, now in its 12th year, benefits Stuart House, a program of the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. It has raised more than $5.1 million to date, with $1.1 million of that at last year's event alone.
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April 14, 2:01 p.m.: An earlier version of this article incorrectly said the amount raised by the Stuart House fundraiser over the last 11 years was more than $4.6 million. The total is more than $5.1 million.
The 2014 benefit, hosted by Amy Adams and her fiancee Darren Le Gallo, featured a set by Willie Nelson and sons Michal and Lukas -- the stars of Varvatos' fall 2013 campaign. Past musical guests have included Jackson Browne (2005), Macy Gray (2007), ZZ Top (2009), k.d. lang (2011), Dave Matthews (2012) and Aerosmith bandmates Joe Perry and
Although entree to the celebrity-studded affair is an invitation-only event, there is one part that's accessible to all: a serious online auction that kicked off Monday at charitybuzz.com/johnvarvatos and will continue to accept bids through May 6.
Among the one-of-a-kind offerings that caught our eye: two tickets to Varvatos' runway show in New York City this summer, a customized $10,000 Ernst Benz wristwatch, dinner with Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber at a Malibu restaurant, a daylong fishing trip with actor Romany Malco and a drumhead signed by Ringo Starr.
The invite-only John Varvatos 12th annual Stuart House Benefit, 8800 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, April 26, noon to 5 p.m.; live auction and concert at 1:30 p.m.