Designer John Varvatos shut down Melrose Avenue on a sunny Sunday afternoon for his 11th annual event benefiting Stuart House, a program of the rape treatment center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center that focuses on helping sexually abused children.
About 1,600-1,800 people were expected to attend the event, a charity concert and action held outside Varvatos’ boutique at 8800 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood (near Robertson Boulevard). Varvatos told The Hollywood Reporter that he was hoping to raise $1.3 million-$1.5 million from the family-friendly event (last year’s event brought in $830,000 for a total of more than $3.5 million up to that point).
Amy Adams and her actor-artist fiance, Darren Le Gallo, served as honorary co-chairs of the benefit. Adams told THR that she got involved with Stuart House about five years ago when she was asked to host a brunch there and witnessed firsthand the work of the organization, overseen by its founder and director, Gail Abarbanel.
“Seeing work they did and the impact that it had on the boys and girls, women and men, who are affected by this, it was pretty amazing,” she said. “Once I visited, I was kind of in for life.”
Added Le Gallo: “Having a [3-year-old] daughter, it’s even more close to home, but seeing how everything [at Stuart House] is contained, and it’s a really safe environment, and it makes the kids feel comfortable talking about something that is really hard to talk about, that’s huge. Hopefully every state will have one of these eventually.”
Adams — dressed in Tori Burch blazer and blouse along with Rag & Bone jeans — said she also appreciated the laid-back nature of Sunday’s event. “I’m wearing casual clothes on the red carpet,” laughed the Oscar-nominated American Hustle actress, who is fresh off the grueling duties of awards season.
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I’ve updated the gallery with nearly 300 HQ pictures of Amy last night at the Oscars. Amy didn’t win the award for Best Actress, it went to amazing Cate Blanchett as well. But she was stunning in her blue navy dress at the red carpet, and even more gorgeous if it’s possible at the Vanity Fair after party. Check it:
With the Oscars coming this weekend, Hollywood is all about pre-Oscar parties. Vanity Fair did its own to celebrate American Hustle and Amy Adams was all pretty in pink while attending it, in a Vivienne Westwood dress. Check over 100 HQ pictures added to the gallery:
Amy Adams attended last night the Costume Designers Guild Awards 2014, in which she got the 2014 Lacoste Spotlight Award . I have over 250 HQ pictures added to the gallery, you can see it by following the previews below:
The first pictures of Amy arriving at the BAFTA’s has been added to the gallery.
All awards has been now announced, and Amy didn’t win as best actress (the award goes to Cate Blanchett). American Hustle took home the awards for Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best Makeup and Hair.
Come back later for our BAFTA coverage!