Jeffrey Kalinsky and Chili (from TLC)
Jeffrey Kalinsky and Chilli (from TLC)

For its 22nd anniversary, Jeffrey Fashion Cares encouraged Atlantans to believe in power in numbers and support this year’s theme, Prevention in Pairs. Once again embarking on a mission to raise as much awareness and funds as possible for its beneficiaries, Susan G. Komen for the Cure—Greater Atlanta Affiliate and the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), Jeffrey Fashion Cares wanted patrons to grab a friend and join them in honor of two great causes at the 2014 fashionable affair that was held Monday, August 25th at the American Cancer Society Center in Downtown Atlanta.

At JFC guests of all ages were dressed to impress
Young fashionistas in the making

The official kick-off to the fall social season, Jeffrey Fashion Cares was founded by Jeffrey Kalinsky, arbiter of style and creator of two namesake boutiques in Atlanta and Manhattan. Guests were able to enjoy a pre-show cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a live auction and runway show featuring Kalinsky’s style selections from high-end designers such as Lanvin, Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Erdem, Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. Jeffrey Fashion Cares has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country.

Everyone was dressed to impress
Guests were dressed to impress

We have to say, each year JFC continues to be THE fashion event of the year in Atlanta. We say that not just for the models and fashion show, but even the guests that attend are in their best. Its like the entire building knew this date was coming and everyone had an individual stylist. A few noteworthy guests include: Chilli from TLC, Andi Dorfman from the Bachelor and her fiancé Josh Murray, author Emily Giffin, 11Alive’s Melissa Long, Fox 5 Atlanta’s Lisa Rayam, Susan Been, Vickie Palefsky, Kristin Klingshirn (The Bert Show | Q100), Claire Wire, Christine Pullara (11Alive’s Atlanta & Company), Ginny Brewer.

The Runway Show
The Runway Show

The top-selling auction item went for $16,000. What was it? Two Tickets to the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles and dinner for two at STK Los Angeles – Over the past two decades, the Academy Awards Viewing Party has become firmly established as one of the most prestigious and glamorous parties on Oscar Sunday, including a cocktail hour, seated dinner during the Oscar telecast, live auction, and special performances.  EJAF’s Party has attracted luminaries from Hollywood’s celebrity community including Oscar winners Halle Berry, Nicolas Cage, Kevin Costner, Kevin Spacey, Denzel Washington, Catherine Zeta-Jones and more. Recent musical performances include Mary J. Blige, James Blunt, John Legend, Grace Jones, Florence & the Machine, Emeli Sande and Edward Sheeran.

Guests enjoying the socializing
Guests enjoying the socializing

JFC continues to be the most fashionable charity event around and because of that, we know you want more pictures 🙂 Here’s the link to our Facebook Page  PICTURES

If you think those pictures are nice, wait until you see our next issue 😉

-Jon J.
Photo: Hakim Wright

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