Chicago Event: Kenneth Cole In Town To Benefit Chicago House

Kenneth Cole At Chicago Hilton on November 2, 2012

New York designer Kenneth Cole escaped the perils of Hurricane Sandy and visited Chicago, giving a heartfelt speech in honor of the Chicago House, a remarkable shelter and agency that supports those suffering from HIV/AIDs (among other things). Chicago’s most fashionable came out for the occasion, including local news anchors, designers, and other luminaries. The Friday afternoon crowd featured a wide range of styles, from a sleek black and blue leather trimmed dress to a striking red jumpsuit – but all of the attendees captured that city chic look that Kenneth does so well.
The event raised over $335,000, with Kenneth Cole as keynote speaker, emcee Cheryl Burton of ABC 7 Chicago, with Chicago House CEO Stan Sloan and co-chairs Susanna Negovan and Todd Hamilton.
We met Kenneth Cole at the VIP reception and asked him what his second favorite color was (besides black) His first response was “Light black?” and then he added, “Actually, lately I’ve been liking purple!” Ingrid Bonne Photography

At the VIP reception: (left to right) Jaqueline Zenn, Jenn Lake, Carol Calacci Rebecca Kussman. Ingrid Bonne Photography

Chicago House CEO Stan Sloan, Kenneth Coile and Susanna Negovan. Ingrid Bonne Photography

We met lovely and friendly Cheryl Burton, who told us she had her 20 year anniversary with ABC 7 that day. So she started when she was eight!

The Speaker Series Luncheon at the Hilton Chicago

ABC 7 Chicago newscasters Sylvia Perez and Linda Yu.

– Jaqueline Zenn
Photots; Steve Starr, Ingrid Bonne Photography and Second City Style

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