Matt and Annette Lauer
Raising Money For UNICEF
At Fifth Avenue Boutique
By Roger Webster
Photos by Patrick McMullan
NNETTE LAUER, InStyle Magazine fashion director Hal Rubenstein, and Escada USA president Caryn Lerner hosted a lovely evening of shopping and fashion to benefit the U.S. Fund for UNICEF at the three-level Escada boutique on Fifth Avenue.
More than 350 guests showed up including Blaine Trump, R. Couri Hay, CeCe Cord, Mark Gilbertson, Deborah Norville, Jane Hanson, Michael Fagan, Grace Hightower, Christiaan MacPherson, Jamee Gregory, Jason Grant, Somers Farkas, Janis Gardner, Laura Henson, Kristi Witker, Marta Michaud, Linda Mansfield, and Jill Roosevelt.
The place was steeped in ambience created by lighting designer Bentley Meeker. The hors d’oeuvres were by Rex Duvall. The lemonade martinis made everyone forget that the weather outside was frightful. And DJ Beverly Bond added excitement.
Gorgeous Annette, a former model and the wife of NBC’s Today host Matt Lauer, is the Special Representative for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Following in the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn, she travels around the world visiting impoverished nations, raising awareness for the important fund.
Founded in 1946, UNICEF helps save, protect and improve the lives of children through immunization, education, health care, nutrition, clean water and sanitation. Three cheers for Annette!