Aisha McShaw and Rev. Al Sharpton
Jason Flom, Russell Simmons, and Doug E. Fresh
Soledad O Brien
On July 29, 2014, the 15th Annual ART FOR LIFE Gala took place at the Fairview Farms in Water Mill. The gala was hosted by Russell and Danny Simmons and sponsored by Bombay Sapphire Gin.
Always a scene to be seen, cameras flashed on the red carpet as A-list celebrities, music artists, models and high profile personalities including: Star Jones, Michael Bloomberg, Gayle King, Angela Simmons, and many others posed for photo opps before heading into the tent for cocktails and h'ordeuvres. Guests sipped artfully crafted Bombay Sapphire cocktails as the cocktail hour transitioned to a luxe private dinner. Stars were recognized for their career achievements and philanthropic work. During the program, Russell Simmons announced that Kimora Lee Simmons has started a generous scholarship of $1 million dollars for RUSH teens. Her children - Ming Lee Simmons, Aoki Lee Simmons, and Kenzo Lee Hounsou - accepted the honor on their mother's behalf and welcomed the inaugural class of scholarship recipients. After delivering speeches, guests mingled and danced to the performances of Doug E. Fresh and Kurtis Blow to cap off the evening.
Photography by Getty Images for Bombay Sapphire Gin