GUCCI CO-SPONSORS THE SECOND ANNUAL FFAWN MARY J. BLIGE HONORS CONCERT
GUCCI proudly supported the Mary J. Blige Honors Concert benefiting FFAWN (Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now) at the Hammerstein Ballroom and dressed select performers and attendees. FFAWN’s mission is to inspire women from all walks of life to gain the confidence and skills they need to reach their individual potential.
On the right: Mary J. Blige and Patrizio di Marco
page 4: Dree Hemingway, Dianna Agron and Evan Rachel Wood
Photo Courtesy of Carly Otness - BFAnyc.com
GUCCI NEW YORK FLAGSHIP HOSTS 1st ANNUAL ‘GUCCI FOR F.F.A.W.N.’ DAY
To benefit the Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now, Inc. (F.F.A.W.N.), Gucci and Mary J. Blige celebrated September 16th, 2009 as ‘Gucci for F.F.A.W.N. Day’ in New York. Gucci donated ten percent of the day’s sales from its New York 5th Avenue Flagship store to F.F.A.W.N. Gucci toasted the evening with a private in-store cocktail party co-hosted by Mary J. Blige with guests including Alicia Keys, Estelle, Devon Aoki, Leigh Lezark, Serena Williams, Mark Ronson, Donald Trump, Russell Simmons and Lebron James.
In honor of Gucci for FFAWN Day, Mary J. Blige hosted a lighting
ceremony at the Empire State Building earlier in the day to light the
world-famous icon in FFAWN’s colors—purple, yellow and white.
September 17, 2009, Gucci also launched exclusively in the New York 5th
Avenue Flagship store, a limited edition black PVD Twirl watch
specifically designed by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini to
commemorate the partnership. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of
each limited edition Twirl watch were donated to F.F.A.W.N.