The vibe: The invitations for Joy Rocks read “casual chic,” and Hargitay dressed the part in a bejeweled blouse by Dana Lorenz of the punk-glam jewelry lines Fenton and Fallon, J Brand jeans, an Yves St. Laurent tuxedo jacket and
Familiar faces: "SVU" alums, big- and small-screen stars, industry figures and Joyful Heart supporters, including actors Chris Meloni, Hilary Swank,
Also in the house: Photographer Timothy White, Joyful Heart CEO Maile Zambuto, "Law & Order" creator
The venue: Hollywood’s Milk Studios, where earlier this year first-time director Hargitay created the powerful No More spots with a cast of more than 50 public figures including
Quote of note: "Our goal tonight," said host Peter Hermann, "is to leave you informed, deeply inspired and a little less rich." Mission accomplished: Joyful Heart raised $700,000.
And a side note: "My mom was a therapist who dealt with a lot of traumatized people," said supporter Patricia Arquette, after pledging funds to a Joyful Heart program that provides support to caseworkers. "I love the idea of helping to heal the healers."