Gala

The Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner and Auction

Celebrating Fashion

June 2, 2009

Gotham Hall
Russell Simmons and Richard Plepler
Anna Wintour and Bruce Weber
Liya Kebede
Ruben and Isabel Toledo
Isabel Rossellini with portrait of her mother, Ingrid Bergman
Liya Kebede and Bethann Hardison
Anna Wintour
Ralph and Ricky Lauren
David Lauren
Ruben Toledo
Nejma Beard and Peter Kunhardt Jr.
Hugh Hildesley
Bruce Weber, Anna Wintour, and Ralph Lauren
Isabella Rossellini and Patti Smith
André Leon Talley
André Leon Talley
Geoffrey Holder and Bobbi Baker Burrows
Jed Root and Jessica Diehl
Diana Revson and Peter Kunhardt
Russell Simmons
Gordon Parks III and Russell Simmons
Nikon/Gordon Parks Scholarship recipient, Chiara Marinai of SUNY Purchase College
The Silent Auction photographs
George Kunhardt and Jackie Phillips
The Live Auction with Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby's
Patrick Brennan, Ona Cohn, Mark Weigel, Cynthia Brennan, and Dyllan Mcgee
Isabella Rossellini and Bruce Weber
Dyllan McGee and Jed Root
Suzy Kunhardt, Peter Kunhardt Jr., Ed and Sallie Stern, Nejma Beard
Peter Kunhardt, Sheila Nevins, Suzy Kunhardt, and Abby Kunhardt
John Calcagno, Marci Barrett, and Jerry Lauren
Isabel and Ruben Toledo
Young Patrons
Howard Greenberg and Dara and Evan Kingsley
Live Auction photographs by Annie Leibovitz, Gordon Parks, and Sarah Moon
David Rogath
Liya Kebede and Erica Reid
Mary Farley and David Michaelis
Ted Ayres, Gene Young, and
Diana Revson and Tangie Murray
Robert Butler and Diane Jennings
Evan Kingsley and Dara Meyers Kingsley
Elizabeth van Merkensteijn
Jeffrey Jennings, Paula Butler, and Charles Revson
? and Kyle Hagler
Dr. ? and Heidi Leiser
Bruce Weber and Grace Coddington
Karen Jenkins-Johnson and Michael Kovner
Hamish Bowles
Chiara Marinai and President Thomas Schwarz
Bethann Hardison, Leslie Parks, and
Photographs by Marc Bryan-Brown and Mel Levine

The Gordon Parks Foundation Award is given to outstanding individuals whose contributions to the arts reflect four principles that Gordon demonstrated throughout his life: courage, vision, compassion and dignity. In 2009, the theme was fashion in honor of Gordon's career as a fashion photographer. The honorees were model and activist, Liya Kebede, activist and philanthropist, Russell Simmons, designer Isabel Toledo, and photographer/filmmaker, Bruce Weber. Bethann Hardison, Richard Plepler, Ruben Toledo and Anna Wintour served as presenters. André Leon Tally was the Master of Ceremonies. The Foundation also launched the Nikon/Gordon Parks photography scholarship which was awarded to Chiara Marinai, a student at SUNY Purchase College.