Rosario Dawson among honorees at amfAR New York gala

2015 amfAR New York Gala
Naomi Campbell, left, Rosario Dawson, Marina Abramovic and Chris Rock attend the 2015 amfAR New York gala on Wednesday.
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Actress Rosario Dawson, singer Harry Belafonte and photographer Patrick Demarchelier were honored at the amfAR New York gala on Wednesday. Guests included models Kendall Jenner, Iman, Heidi Klum and Karli Kloss, comedian Chris Rock, actor Jeremy Piven, Chelsea Clinton and more. [People] [Footwear News]

In other fashion news:

New York Fashion Week is underway and it is mostly a white affair, the New York Times notes. Although fashion gains inspiration from black culture and artists such as Rihanna, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj, there are very, very few black designers. [NYT]

At men’s day at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday, designers showed enthusiasm for the athleisure trend in their collections for fall. [Los Angeles Times]


Also Wednesday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city would triple its investment in the fashion industry, to $15 million, via the city’s Made in New York initiative. [The Cut]

Marta Goldschmied, the daughter of fashion denim kingpin Adriano Goldschmied, who founded Diesel, is launching her own line, Made Gold, this month. [Los Angeles Times]