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The Elevate Hope Foundation (EHF) teamed up with couture designer Lloyd Klein to raise money and awareness for victims of child abuse.
This black tie, invitation only gala, hosted by Natasha Henstridge, was held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, CA on February 26, 2006.
Following the dinner and silent auction portion of the evening on the third floor guests were ushered to the main floor to enjoy the evening's extravaganza.
Actress Gabrielle Union accepted the Guardian Angel Award on behalf of Angelina Jolie who was honored for her dedication as mother, Goodwill Ambassador and Humanitarian.
Adam Rodriguez (from CSI Miami), Hill Harper (from CSI NY) and Michael Blanks conducted the evening's live auction.
The fashion show opened with an acoustic collaborative musical performance by Wendy & Lisa, Rhonda Smith, and EHF's co-founder Sheila E., accompanied by Peter Michael and Juan Escovedo on percussion, for the spectacular runway show featuring a runway show featuring runway looks from the previous 20 seasons in a retrospective salute to Lloyd Klein Couture.
Celebrity models included: Bai Ling, Vivica A. Fox, Illeana Douglas, Janice Dickinson, Annalynne McCord, Vanessa A. Williams, Maria Bravo, Justin Baldoni, Shaun Robinson, Malaak Compton-Rock, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jr., Victoria Rowell, Linda Thompson, Valery Ortiz, Essence Atkins, Christie Will, Yolanda Adams, and Sheila E. In addition to celebrity models on the runway, the audience included: Chris Rock, Arthel Neville, Cookie Johnson, Golden Brooks, Eric Dickerson, Nicole Parker-Kodjoe, Dawnn Lewis, Don Newcombe, Terri J. Vaughn, Tichina Arnold, Tiffany Diamond, Jack Coleman, Beth Toussaint-Coleman among many others.
Thank you to Foundation Founders: Sheila E., Prince and Lynn Mabry... you bring hope and possibility where it often is missing!