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Style and Substance

| May 23, 2013 | Parties National

THE PARTY The Colleagues, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for the Children’s Institute, Inc., and its efforts to help youth traumatized by violence, held its annual spring luncheon and fashion show at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. There, the organization bestowed philanthropist Wallis Annenberg with its Champion of Children honor.THE PLAYERS Wallis Annenberg, Sherry Lansing, Cynthia Sikes, Betsy Bloomingdale, Liane Weintraub, Michelle Phillips, Danna Ruscha, Gelila Puck THE HIGHLIGHTS Proudly parading their best spring regalia, charity-minded ladies turned up en masse to celebrate the accomplishments of The Colleagues. The afternoon’s extravagant runway presentation offered a peek at Oscar de la Renta’s fall 2013 collection. While the man himself wasn’t there (Oscar de la Renta Vice President Eliza Reed Bolen and Executive-at-Large Boaz Mazur attended on his behalf), fans had the opportunity to bid on one of the afternoon’s live auction highlights: a five-night stay at a de la Renta-designed villa at the Puntacana Resort & Club in the Dominican Republic. For a finishing touch, Annenberg announced a generous $500,000 gift to the Children’s Institute. Photography by Alex J. Berliner/ AP Images



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