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Celebrating Spring and Good Shepherd Services with Isaac Mizrahi

By Marcus Samuelsson | April 26, 2012

When the dead of winter is over, New Yorkers look out for one of the first signs of spring. No, it’s not the spring blossoms blooming outside, nor the St. Germain on the cocktail menus in every restaurant. It’s the first signs of bright colors on New Yorkers and on the runways from the year’s spring collection. Fashion has always brought the seasons to our attention by highlighting our changing moods with the ever-changing trends and colors. But what’s even more inspiring is when fashion leaders bring other causes to our attention as well, like those that can help change people’s lives. One of my favorite examples of this is my friend Isaac Mizrahi and his undying support for Good Shepherd Services.

Last night, I had the pleasure of joining Isaac for his 2nd Annual Spring Party for Good Shepherd Services and to me, it was the epitome of celebrating everything spring and blossoming. The party was held at the Highline Stages and I helped to plan the menu and cater the food for the festivity. When I entered, I was amazed to see the beautiful spring decor that enveloped the room. You could tell Isaac designed it all since even smallest detail seemed to have his finesse in style and color. What was most eye-catching were the flower and butterfly centerpieces that were each designed by Isaac and were individually themed to represent spring. These were the only auctioned items at the fundraiser, and boy were they breathtaking!

What was even more astounding was the cause that the sale of each of these colorful arrangements would go to. Isaac has been a longstanding supporter of Good Shepherd Services which delivers education and leadership skills to underprivileged youth in order to provide them with a better future. As he said, “To me, education is everything, it is the future and that’s why the mission of Good Shepherd Services is so important to me, because it provides just that!” His designs (and support) in last night’s party not only portrayed the blossoming of spring but also the possible blossoming of futures for kids that really need it.

It was so great to be a part of last night! Our Red Rooster food was a hit, drinks ensued and later on, dancing filled the room. Check out our photos from last night below and click here for more information about Good Shepherd Services.

Photos: Cyndi Amaya

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