Karl Lagerfeld! Arianna Huffington! Iman! Here Are The Snaps From The Gordon Parks Award Dinner

What do Arianna Huffington, Karl Lagerfeld, Spike Lee, Sir Ken Robinson, and Stephaine Winston Wolkoff have in common? Last Wednesday, these five movers and shakers were honored by The Gordon Parks Foundation for their commitment to education, the arts, and their personal artistic vision. The foundation, established in memory of one of the most celebrated social justice activists, composers, authors, and filmmakers of the twentieth century, also hosted a live and silent auction of photographs at the dinner, with proceeds going towards the preservation and public use of Gordon Parks' works as well as his first major retrospective since his death in 2006. This star-studded soiree, hosted by the always gorgeous Iman (we sat next to her, and let us tell you, she's also hysterically funny), also included a performance by crooner Rufus Wainwright, who belted out a haunting rendition Hallelujah that, yes, activated our tear ducts. We've got some pics of lthe event, so click through for a thorough dose of David Bowie's leggy other half and check out some of the prints that were auctioned off, including that iconic Seliger of Obama.
Photos via Patrick Mcmullan.
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Karl Lagerfeld, Iman, and Ingrid Sischy.
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Some of the photos that were auctioned off, including a photograph of Barack Obama by Mark Seliger and a print by Gordon Parks.
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Peter Kunhardt and Iman, who looks fabulous in her bright blue and goldenrod dress.
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Arianna Huffington, Russell Simmons, and Donna Karan are all smiles.
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Iman and Kaiser Karl.
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Ingrid Vandebosch and Jeff Gordon.
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Robert Verdi and Rachel Roy getting cozy.
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Rufus Wainwright performed "Art Teacher" and "Hallelujah" for the crowd—at one point he forgot the lyrics but recovered with his usual cheek!
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Alex Soros with Spike Lee.

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