The first awareness event of 2009, sponsored by Valentino and Vogue, took place on March 5 at the Madison Avenue Valentino boutique. The evening of cocktails and shopping was hosted by Fabiola Beracasa, Alina Cho, Jennifer Creel, Valesca Guerrand-Hermès, Zani Gugelmann, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Maggie Rizer, and Susan Shin. NYFC Board and Friends Kevin Liles, Ashley McDermott, Zac Posen, Shirin von Wulffen, Lydia Fenet, Maggie Betts, Selita Ebanks, and Stephanie LaCava were on hand to show their support. While DJ Paul Sevigny spun music, guests explored the Valentino store and perused the label’s latest collection. A donation was made in honor of the evening and 10% of the night’s sales went to NYFC.