Jeffrey fashion cares celebrates its 16th year

by Stephen Garner

Images by Darian DiCianno / BFA

On Wednesday, April 10, Jeffrey Kalinsky, retail visionary of Nordstrom-owned specialty retailer Jeffrey in Atlanta and New York, presented the 16th annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares charity fundraiser at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

Olympic ski athlete, Gus Kenworthy who won the silver medal in Slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and three overall AFP World Championships, hosted the event.

Founded to heighten awareness of people living with HIV/AIDS and support the LGBTQ community, the event once again benefited three charities: The Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Ali Forney Center and Lambda Lega. The event was sponsored by Capital One, Fire Island Pines and Sidley Austin.

This year’s event also honored Jordan Roth, president of the Jujamcyn Theaters and a powerful figure in creative arts in America. Roth’s theaters have hosted important queer productions from Kinky Boots to Falsettos, and he has produced groundbreaking shows including Angels in America (for which he won one of his four Tony Awards) and Head Over Heels.

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