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night of fashion Sasha Pivovarova

When approached to be the Guest of Honor, I was happy to participate.
I know that there are many orphans and disabled children in Russia who need our help and RCWS’s "Let’s Give Beauty Back to the Children" program is designed to help those who are coping with facial deformities. Growing up in Moscow, Russia, I was dreaming about becoming a movie star or an artist. These children are dreaming about being healthy, having friends and being beautiful again. It is wonderful to see such a large group of beautiful people here supporting this cause. Let’s enjoy tonight and please remember that all of the proceeds from the auction and the whole event will benefit children with severe medical problems in Russia. We can make a difference. Thank you!


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Sasha Pivovarova VogueThe Russian Children’s Welfare Society (RCWS), in collaboration with the General Consulate of the Russian Federation in New York, hosted A Night of Fashion — Russian Style Benefit Gala featuring designer Randi Rahm. The event took place during Fashion week, on September 15, 2009 at the Ana Tzarev Gallery on 24 West 57 Street.

Over 450 guests attended the event, which raised over $70,000 toward the project "Let’s Give Beauty Back to the Children". IMG Model Sasha Pivovarova appeared as the Guest of Honor. Hon. Sergey V. Garmonin, Consul General of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York and Vladimir P. Fekula, President of RCWS welcomed the guests. Michael Jordan, RCWS Board member highlighted the long history of the Society and the importance of the project "Let's Give Beauty Back to the Children". Among special guests were Don Johnson, Oksana Baiul, Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky, Oksana Lada and Natalya Rudakova. Other guests included high-profile diplomats, business executives, prominent artists, top models and many other public figures. All guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Vodka Slavianskaya and Tatiana Restaurant, a runway fashion show, live auction conducted by Mr. Malcolm Barber, CEO of Bonhams auction house, and, most importantly, an opportunity to assist children at risk in Russia. The event was also attended by a variety of local & international news, fashion, and media outlets.

The Russian Children's Welfare Society expresses its sincerest thanks to those who made this evening not only possible, but also special: Ana Tzarev Gallery, Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York, Randi Rahm, Eve Pearl, DM Celebrity Hair Stylist, IMG, CHANEL, Sasha Pivovarova, Bonhams, L&L Diamonds, Oksana Baiul, MODELS, Gene Davidov, Tatiana Restaurant, Vodka Slavianskaya, Landrin Chocolate, V&V Energy Drink, Tour Masters of Audio Visual Technologies, Anderson Group, Jason Townsend, Adegi Graphics LLC, Nina Shoes, Ground Crew, Spa Chakra on Fifth, and our wonderful VOLUNTEERS.

Photo credit: Vitaly Orlov
Don_Johnson Dvorovenko and Belozerkovskiy Sasha Pivovarova Randi_Rahm
Don Johnson Maxim Belozerkovsky
Irina Dvorovenko
Sasha Pivovarova and Oxana Sanders Randi Rahm

Natalya Rudakova Misha Jordan Sergey Garmonin and Irina Churkina Oxana_Baiul
Natalya Rudakova Michael Jordan Mrs. Irina Churkina
Hon. Sergey Garmonin
Oksana Baiul

special guests Ana Tzarev Gallery Anna Sergeeva and Oxana Lada
Eugene Makhlin, Maria Sapozhnikova, Sasha Pivovarova,
Nadia Lipsky, Anna Sergeeva
Ana Tzarev Gallery Anna Sergeeva
Oksana Lada


Theresa Khawly         Xenia Morfopoulos


Alla Baeva
Gennadiy Borisov
Beatrice Fekula
Vladimir Fekula
Rachel Feldman
Ekaterina Fields
Natalia Kondratenko
Eugenia Makhlin
Vitaly Ivanov
Kate Litvinov

Nadia Lipsky
Peter McPartland
Ksenia O’Neill
Eve Pearl
Sophia Penkrat
Viktoria Prigarina
Maria Ross
Maria Sapozhnikova
Tatiana Sarandinaki
Anna Sergeeva
Oxana Sobolevsky
Denise Vizcarra
Marina Wells

kids with facial deformities

The proceeds from A Night of Fashion-Russian Style will go towards the RCWS project "Let’s Give Beauty Back to the Children". This project is a collaboration between RCWS and Kommersant Newspaper and aims to fund various medical treatments for children with severe facial deformities at the Moscow Center for Maxillofacial Surgery. With your help, we hope to assist an even greater number of children escape a devastating fate marked by cruelty and isolation.
To learn more about the "Let’s Give Beauty Back to the Children" project read an article in RCWS newsletter.

letter of Sid Ganis

Executive Producer: Anna Sergeeva

Click the image on the right to download a Fashion Gala program (PDF, 2,2 Mb)



Randi Rahm’s glamorous hand­crafted couture gowns, known for their intricate embroidery, beadwork, and luxurious fabric patterns, have been flaunted by a distinguished crowd of Hollywood’s A­list actresses, socialites, and fashion aficionados worldwide. A self­made entrepreneur, Ms. Rahm opened her Fifth Avenue Salon in 1998 which, in addition to a slew of her signature form fitting gowns, features more practical pieces such as cashmere coats, tailored pants, and tweed suits. Each piece is custom fit, tailored, and can be reconstructed in an endless assortment of colors and fabrics so as to best complement and enhance the beauty of each client. The designer’s dresses are a staple on award show red carpets, with celebrities such as Catherine Zeta-Jones, Halle Berry, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Eva Longoria, Lindsay Lohan, Carrie Underwood, Amy Ryan, Vanessa Williams, Eva Mendes, Leona Lewis, Hayden Panettiere, Melissa George, and many others A–list actresses. By appointment only. Tel: 212-869-2296,


Eve Pearl is a 5 time Emmy Award winning celebrity makeup artist with over 18 years experience in television, film, theatre and print. Eve is both an on air contributor at NBC’s Today show and personal makeup artist to Meredith Vieira. She spent 9 years as the Key makeup artist and frequent on-air guest for The View. Eve has appeared on national and local television shows where she has produced highly rated makeover, hot products and informational segments. She has also worked at Live with Regis & Kelly, Good Morning America, The Academy Awards, Dateline, 20/20, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and many more shows. Eve is the author of ‘Plastic Surgery without the Surgery, the Miracle of Makeup Techniques’. In addition to being a contributor to and as the Beauty Expert, her work has also appeared in publications such as InStyle, Lucky, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Good Housekeeping, People, More, Prevention, Ladies Home Journal and more. As an innovator in High Definition Beauty™, Eve developed her exclusive luxury brand of CosmeNutrients™ called EVE PEARL®. The EVE PEARL® makeup studio and boutique is located at 805 Third Avenue in the heart of Manhattan.

DM is one of today’s most sought after hair stylists. His impeccable hair creations can be seen in premier fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, British Vogue, as well as in campaigns for Pantene, Clairol, and Aveeno. His work is a staple on Red Carpets and he has coiffed such notable actresses, musicians, and models as Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Alba, Kate Moss, Heidi Klum, and many more. DM a luxury experience.

The beautiful Ana Tzarev Gallery opened in November 2008 and is positioned only steps away from Central Park and 5th Avenue. The Gallery is a striking 14,000 square foot, two-story glass and marble space that features the artist Ana Tzarev’s vibrant paintings. Ana Tzarev and her family have a great affinity for Russia and the Gallery has graciously offered to host A Night of Fashion — Russian Style to aid in raising funds for disadvantaged children in Russia. Located in the heart of New York City at 24 West 57th Street.

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is today the fastest growing international auction house and offers more sales than any other firm in the industry. With eighty-five offices and salesrooms located in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands, Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Canada and the United States, the Bonhams Group holds over 600 auctions per year in every conceivable auction category. Bonhams' New York salesrooms occupy a 30,000 square foot three-story gallery on the ground floors of the former IBM Building. Located at 580 Madison Avenue, the gallery maintains a resident staff of accomplished specialists well-versed in such diverse categories as Furniture and Decorative Arts, Jewelry, Books and Manuscripts, Russian Works of Art & Motorcars.

Catering for A Night of Fashion — Russian Style will be provided by Tatiana Restaurant. Tatiana is located right on the Boardwalk in Brighton Beach providing diners with breath taking views. Its Russian influenced cuisine is both eclectic and delicious. Tatiana is included in New York Magazine’s list of "25 Perfect Outdoor Eateries". The Restaurant space is dramatic, the Dining Experience almost Theatrical and, without question, there is an air of style and celebrity that surrounds the Restaurant. (NY) (FL)

Landrin was one of the largest and most renowned confectionary producers in the old Russian Empire and, to this day, maintains over 160 years of history in European confectionary excellence. In 1880, Georg Landrin became the Supplier by Special Appointment to the Russian Imperial Court, and by 1883 became one of only two confectionary suppliers to his Imperial Highness the Russian Emperor. Today, Landrin Confectionary maintains the traditions of Georg Landrin, by continuing to make products from the highest quality ingredients, sourced from the best Western European suppliers, and utilizing the most cutting-edge production techniques available. Landrin Confectionary pays particular attention to the design of its products and draws inspiration from the beauty of modern fashion, which is evident in the coloring and shape of its innovative packaging, a box that unfolds like a blossoming flower upon opening.

Vodka Slavianskaya is one of the natural vodkas in the United States and has taken the industry by storm. 80-proof premium quality vodka is triple distilled making it a healthy, natural product that you can enjoy any time. In 2007 SLAVIANSKAYA ORIGINAL received Gold medal Beverage Testing Institute of Chicago, USA. VODKA SLAVIANSKAYA INFUSED vodka is developed with only natural and organic ingredients like pepper, wheat, honey, cranberry, apple, pear and based on a traditional Russian and Scandinavian recipes from the old world.

V&V is the first genuinely delicious premium energy beverage. V&V is a hybrid beverage combining the best ingredients of gourmet sodas and energy drinks. It’s the perfect choice for people who need a lift with some flavor. All Natural Sparkling Beverage with real fruit juice. Overflowing with vitamins and herbs. Delivering jitter-free energy.

Depesha is a bi-annual contemporary Russian culture magazine at the intersections of fashion, art, literature, and politics. Published in New York, it projects the world of style and culture through the lens of Russia’s dueling personalities: tradition vs. progress, the elite vs. the masses, and the official vs. the subversive. Its timeless design, dual language columns (English/Russian) reflect the long-term relevance of each issue — we believe it is a magazine that lives on past its publication date, and the information it contains will entice readers to revisit it again and again.