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Fashion world returns to Prospect Park for Summer Soiree

Packed house: More than 500 Prospect Park lovers attended the Prospect Park Alliance’s annual Summer Soiree fund-raising gala, which raised upwards of $90,000 for the park, on July 24.
Photo by Paul Martinka

Hundreds of young fashion-forward do-gooders flocked to Prospect Park’s historic boathouse Wednesday night for the annual gala benefitting Brooklyn’s backyard.

The Prospect Park Alliance’s 11th annual Summer Soiree drew more than 500 attendees and raised upwards of $90,000 to restore and maintain the 585-acre greenspace. The shindig featured cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a silent auction with nearly 130 high-end wares.

“It was a beautiful evening filled with great music, fantastic food and lots of fun for all for a great cause,” said Prospect Park Alliance spokesman Paul Nelson.

Fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg’s fashion company was the title sponsor of the event, which drew many figures from the fashion industry, including Sally Singer of Vogue.

Alliance president Emily Lloyd and attendees mixed and mingled at the picturesque 1905 beaux-arts structure. Beats spun by DJ Kilo Kish kept party-goers on their feet. There were also performances by The Drums and Tamaryn.

The Alliance manages the entire greenspace on a $9 million budget, so fund-raisers like the Summer Soiree help the Alliance generate much-needed cash to help maintain the park.

Reach reporter Natalie Musumeci at nmusumeci@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow her at twitter.com/souleddout.

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