HE theme at the Rita Hayworth Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria was All The World's A Circus. If you love Cirque du Soleil you were in total heaven, up-close and very personal with these incredible artists.
Dressed to perfection, they performed throughout the reception, when even the guests could participate in the fun and funny faces brigade. During dinner these breathtaking performers captured the minds and hearts of the guests as they glittered and glowed and hung overhead.
It was all too dazzling. Among the glamorous that dinner chairman Nancy Corzine had assembled was Princess Yasmin Khan, who had created the event to raise money for Alzheimer's research, the insidious disease that claimed her beautiful mother's life.
Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger
& Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg,
the Kennedy cousins
The First Lady of California, Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger, was honored. She also writes children's books, and just tackled this subject for her own children. She was there to honor her father Sargent Shriver, who is in the early stages of the disease.
Accompanied by her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver (a dedicated philanthropist), and cousin Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, Maria was a powerful advocate for the cause.
Barbara Walters made sure everyone received the passionate message loud and clear.
Yazzie gathered her usual friends to the event, such as Donna Dixon, Claudia Cohen, Michele Herbert, Dennis Basso, Denise Rich, Somers Farkas and on and on and on into the night.