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For the Children

| June 30, 2016 | Parties

THE PARTY Society’s finest joined together to support The Colleagues, a nonprofit that benefits the Children’s Institute Inc. and its impressive work to end child abuse and neglect in L.A. Held at The Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, the 28th annual The Colleagues Spring Luncheon honored actress and producer Roma Downey with the coveted The Colleagues Champion of Children Award for her work impacting the city’s youth. THE SCENE Partygoers like Kate Flannery and Nazanin Boniadi were welcomed to a cocktail hour of Champagne, followed by a lunch of a burrata and heirloom tomato salad; herb-crusted chicken alongside gnocchi; and a Key lime tart for dessert. THE HIGHLIGHTS The soiree concluded with an exquisite fashion show of Oscar de la Renta’s fall 2016 collection from designer Peter Copping, who flew in for the event. “The group of women who support the CII are incredible. The organization has raised over $25 million to support children in L.A., which is a cause Oscar also supported throughout his life with his own nonprofit, Casa del NiƱo,” said Copping. –Photos by Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages


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