Mother's Day Carnival in Support of BORN FREE Africa - hosted by Vogue, DVF, Claire Danes, Liya Kebede, John Megrue & Wangechi Mutu

Jennifer McCrea, Cathy Beaudoin, Claire Danes, Anna Wintour, Samantha Power, Nancy Mahon & John Megrue Born Free Africa Mother's Day Carnival Photo Credit: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com (Photo: Business Wire)

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NEW YORK--()--Yesterday on May 11th, Vogue, Diane von Furstenberg, Claire Danes, Liya Kebede, John Megrue, and Wangechi Mutu hosted a Mother’s Day Carnival in support of Born Free Africa with the generous support of Amazon Fashion, Shopbop and MAC Aids Fund.

Families enjoyed a wide array of activities including: live performances by Ariana Grande and Idina Menzel, a stage performance by master illusionist Elliot Zimet, throwing footballs with the New York Giants, face painting with MAC makeup artists shooting hoops with the New York Knicks, family portraits by contributing VOGUE photographer, arts and crafts with Children’s Museum of Art and artist Wangechi Mutu, soccer with the New York Red Bulls, workshops with Disney’s Broadway musical The Lion King, softball with the Columbia Lions, cookie decorating with Elizabeth Karmel and Hill Country, yoga with Lululemon, a manicure bar with Sally Hansen, tattoos with Tatt.ly temporary tattoos, sweets from Dylan’s Candy Bar, toddler play zone by Land of Nod, readings with celebrity guests, and jewelry making with CFDA designers.

Among the families celebrating Mother’s Day, guests included Amar’e Stoudemire, Carolina Herrera, Cathy Beaudoin, Claire Danes, Donna Karan, Doutzen Kroes, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Jenna Lyons, Keren Craig, Kiernan Shipka, Mario Manningham, Pamela Love, Prince Amukamara, Samantha Power, Tory Burch, Vera Wang and Victor Cruz.

About Born Free:

Born Free is a private sector-led initiative with the sole objective of ending mother-to-child HIV transmission by December 31, 2015. Born Free is led by Apax Partners, U.S., Chairman John Megrue, and brings private companies and individuals together to invest in local African talent who work behind the scenes to drive change within their own governments toward a generation born HIV-free. Born Free has partnered with the fashion community, to harness their voice, creativity, and reach to inspire urgency toward this deadline. Learn more here: http://bornfreeafrica.org/

With special thanks to activity sponsors:

Alexis Bittar, Ariana Grande, CFDA, Children’s Museum of Art, Creative Edge, Disney, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Eddie Borgo, Elizabeth Karmel & Hill Country, Elliot Zimet, Idina Menzel, Jennifer Fisher, Jennifer Meyer, Land of Nod, Lululemon, MAC, Mimi So, Modell’s, New York Red Bulls, Pamela Love, Random House, Raul Avila, Sally Hansen, Sebastian Kim, Tatt.ly, The Art of the Brick, Columbia Lions, New York Giants, New York Knicks, Veuve Clicquot/LVMH.

The Born Free Africa Mother’s Day Carnival was made possible with the generous support of:

Amazon Fashion, Apax Foundation, Global Brands Group, JP Morgan Chase & Co. MAC Aids Fund, Saba Capital, Shopbop, Tommy Hilfiger.

Born Free Collection designed by:

Alberta Ferretti, Carolina Herrera, Clare Waight Keller, Consuelo Castiglioni, Diane von Furstenberg, Donatella Versace, Donna Karan, Georgina Chapman & Keren Craig, Gisele Bundchen, Isabel Marant, Ivanka Trump, Jenna Lyons, Liya Kebede, Miuccia Prada, Phoebe Philo, Rachel Roy, Sarah Burton, Stella McCartney, Tory Burch, Vera Wang, Victoria Beckham.

The Born Free Africa collection is available exclusively at Shopbop.com.

For ongoing support of Born Free Africa, special thanks to:

Burdick Group, CS Global, KCD, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Laird + Partners, Text100

Contacts

PRESS
KCD
Hallie Chrisman // Alexa Kopel
212-590-5115
chrisman@kcdworldwide.com // kopel@kcdworldwide.com

Release Summary

Vogue, DVF, Claire Danes, Liya Kebede, John Megrue & Wangechi Mutu hosted a Mother's Day Carnival in support of BORN FREE Africa with the generous support of Amazon Fashion, Shopbop & MAC Aids Fund.​

Contacts

PRESS
KCD
Hallie Chrisman // Alexa Kopel
212-590-5115
chrisman@kcdworldwide.com // kopel@kcdworldwide.com