Stacey Bendet chose to forego a step and repeat at this year’s annual toy drive benefiting the Good+ Foundation. Instead, guests of the Alice + Olivia designer posed in front of a wall of pastel-colored toy donations from guests including Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Huma Abedin, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nicky Hilton, Zac Posen, and Allie Rizzo. For 13 years, the adored brand has partnered with the Good+ Foundation, founded by Jessica Seinfeld in 2001, to bring new toys to low-income families across the country. Both Bendet and Seinfeld were inspired to bring joy to kids after the birth of each of their first children.
The drive was held in an intimate corner lounge at Zero Bond. Glass tables were coated in red and gold wrapped candies and festive garlands. It was a holiday wonderland fueled by Palomas.
Bendet spread holiday cheer around the room in her own line’s speckled gold gown skirt and a shimmering tiered fringe gold jacket with a red Prada headband—like a Santa’s-helper-meets-fairy-godmother’s tiara.
New toys brought to any Alice + Olivia free-standing store through December 24 will be donated to children through the Good+ Foundation.