IN REALITY: Leading her seven-year-old daughter through the Dress For Success gala crowd Wednesday night, Bethenny Frankel asked, “What do you think, Bryn? Fancy, right?”
With more than 800 attendees at the Cipriani Wall Street dinner, Bryn Hoppy had a lot to take in en route from the red carpet. But the founder and chief executive officer of Skinnygirl wanted her daughter to remember more than the glittery Adrianna Papell dresses worn by the DFS ambassadors.
Before honoring the “Real Housewives” star with this year’s Humanitarian award, DFS chief executive officer Joi Gordon spoke of efforts in 30 countries, a new DFS app, international interview boot camps, a Walmart-funded retail trajectory program through 20 U.S. affiliates. In its fourth year as a partner, Talbots recently raised more than $ 1.1 million in donations from its shoppers in six weeks. Coupled with a $ 250,000 donation from Talbots and a collection curated by Talbots and O Oprah magazine, “Dress for Success is on its way going strong, going places this year.” Gordon said. (Talbots’ ceo Lizanne Kindler, and O’s Jayne Jamison, Lucy Kalin and Adam Glassman were on hand for the festivities.)
The room fell silent, when Kara Burns, a beneficiary of the B Strong program
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