Eddie and Taj George Host 2010 Glitter and Glam
It truly was a night to remember! April 18th at Loew’s Vanderbilt Hotel marked the second annual red carpet event supporting Agape Animal Rescue, a wine tasting and fashion show where models walked the runway in Olia Zavozina designs toting furry, four-legged canines sporting their own doggie fashions from come.sit.stay. This year’s event featured Eddie and Taj George, who attended with their darling son Eriq and two bulldogs, Brooklyn and Philly.
Over 250 guests attended the evening’s festivities, and many enjoyed bidding on over $16,000 of extraordinary silent auction items, ranging from beautiful jewelry and custom art to hotel stays around the U.S., just to name a few. In the breathtakingly lush setting of Loew’s ballroom, and outside in the lobby where vendors set up shop to display their goods in support of the rescue’s efforts, the mood was upbeat and the energy high. While the main event of the night was certainly the fashion show, and the doggie models on the runway, a highlight of the evening was an 8-minute film that explained what Agape does, the critical role of foster parents and the amazing work they do, and the touching stories of some of Agape’s actual forever parents. A very special treat was having one of the dogs shown in the film, Norman, come out on stage with his new forever mom after the movie was over. The was hardly a dry eye in the room.
Another celebrity surprised the audience during the fashion show when country music artist and fellow animal rescuer Holly Williams walked out on the runway in one of the designer gowns, then later spoke on stage about her passion for animal rescue.
This was a night for the dogs. The rescue dogs, that is! With all proceeds for the evening going directly to Agape’s efforts to save more dogs’ lives, the results were astounding. Over $20,000 was raised! Wow! That is incredible and we are very grateful to all the sponsors, volunteers and behind the scenes people who made this event possible. Thank you to everyone who donated to this effort. Because of you, many, many lives will be saved. We are already looking forward to Glitter and Glam 2011!