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Thank You

New Yorkers packed the house to support Housing Works 10th Annual Fashion For Action Opening Night Reception last evening. 600 of fashion’s fabulous people enjoyed a night of designer discount shopping, sipped Owl's Brew infused Ciroc cocktails and enjoyed their own photo shoot courtesy of Lifetime—all in the name of charity. Taking place on Transgender Remembrance Day, the five-day fashion event, silent auction and designer sale raised funds for Housing Works’ HIV-positive transgender clients.

Housing Works would like to the New York fashion community for their support. It is the generosity of our co-chairs, committee, brands, sponsors and ticket buyers that help make this event a huge success!

Missed out on the action? Shop our Public Designer Sale as Fashion for Action continues all weekend at Housing Works Chelsea Thrift Shop! There are 4 days to save November 21-24th.

Can’t make it to the shop? Visit our Silent Auction to bid on exclusive experiences luxurious products now until December 4th.


Chairs

Patricia Clarkson

Patricia Clarkson

Co-chair

Patricia Clarkson

Co-chair

As an Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, Patricia Clarkson was most recently seen in the comedy “Friends with Benefits” in which she co-stars with Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis and the Lone Scherfig directed drama, “One Day” with Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. In 2010, she was seen in the box office hit “Easy A”, after receiving rave reviews for her starring role in the award winning romantic drama, “Cairo Time”. In 2003, her role in “Pieces of April” earned her nominations for Academy, Golden Globe, SAG, Broadcast Film Critics and Independent Spirit awards. The National Board of Review and the National Society of Film Critics named her Best Supporting Actress of the Year for her work in “Pieces of April” and “The Station Agent.”

Other film credits include: Martin Scorsese’s thriller “Shutter Island;” Woody Allen’s “Whatever Works” and “Vicky Christina Barcelona;” “Blind Date” with Stanley Tucci; “Elegy;” “No Reservations;” “All the Kings Men;” “Lars and the Real Girl;” “Good Night, and Good Luck” with George Clooney and David Straithairn, for which she and the cast received both Screen Actors Guild and Gotham Award nominations for Best Ensemble; “Far From Heaven” which won her a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Supporting Actress. Her continuous innovative work has earned her the Independent Award for Acting Excellence at the 2009 ShoWest Awards.

On television, Clarkson guest starred in the critically acclaimed HBO series “Six Feet Under,” for which she won an Emmy in 2002 and again in 2006.
In October 2011, Clarkson can be seen in Lifetime’s “Five”, an anthology of five short films directed by Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Patty Jenkins and Penelope Spheeris.

She currently resides in New York.

Michael Carl

Michael Carl

Committee Chair

Michael Carl

Committee Chair

Bio coming soon!

Natalie Joos

Natalie Joos

VIP Chair

Natalie Joos

VIP Chair

Born and raised in belgium, fashion consultant and casting agent Natalie Joos began her career in fashion 
when she moved to new york in 1997. Working first as a personal 
assistant to Glenn O'brien and then as a studio manager for
acclaimed photographer Craig Mcdean, Natalie started her own
 casting company in 2003. Since then Natalie has built up a roster 
of clients such as Hugo Boss, Helmut Lang, Phillip Lim, and Rocawear. She has worked with photographers such as Mario Sorrenti, Paola Kudacki, 
Ben Watts, Chad Pitman and Greg Kadel
natalie was recently appointed casting agent at Hercules magazine,
and is a regular contributor to V and The Last Magazine.

Asher Levine

Asher Levine

Co-Chair

Asher Levine

Co-Chair

Asher Levine is a New York based designer who specializes in progressive fashion and specialty performance costumes. Levine, who began making clothes at age 10, launched his eponymous label after graduating from business school. His work has been featured in RollingStone Magazine, CNN, MTV, The New York Times, L’Uomo, Vogue, Dazed and Confused, amongst other major media publications. He is the go-to designer for leading Billboard musicians and theatrical productions where he combines an iconic perspective with pioneering fabrication methods. Levine’s downtown Tribeca Studio houses both fashion and sculpture divisions where he and his team merge blockbuster quality molding processes with classic tailoring, weaving an exclusive edge, detail, and wonder into his designs.


Participating Brands


Sponsors

Viacom lifetime Matthijssen Owl's Brew logo Corporaye Synergies Salon A.K.S. Ciroc


Committee

Benefit
Committee

  • Lou Amendola
  • Iddo Arad
  • Benjamin Barzune
  • Matthew Bernardo
  • Richard C. Biletta
  • Debra Bosniak
  • Michael Carl
  • Michael Clarke & Vincent Vienne
  • Andrew Coamey
  • Christopher Coleman
  • Meg Connolly
  • Noelle Denlinger
  • Richard Dudley, Jr.
  • Suzanne Dvells
  • Chris Ferrera
  • Abbe Friedberg
  • Michael S. Gordon
  • Michael Gould
  • Andrew Greene
  • Jill Mara Hamilton
  • Richard Harman
  • Kevin Harter
  • Juan Herrera
  • E. O'Brien Kelley
  • Charles King
  • James LaForce
  • Michael Marcano
  • Miguel Mendez
  • Alan Miles
  • Brendan P. Mullinix
  • George Patterson
  • Karen Peterson
  • Velvor Rhone
  • Paul Rogers
  • Michael Pellman Rowland
  • Virginia Shubert
  • Linney Smith
  • Gregory Sparks
  • Dani Stahl
  • Andrew Steinke
  • Alan Wanzenberg
  • Earl Ward
  • Arthur Wayne
  • Doug Wirth
  • Paul Witt

Thrift Shops Board of Directors

  • Michael S. Gordon, Esq.
    Chair

  • Debra Bosniak
    Secretary

  • Matthew Bernardo
  • Patrick Campion
  • Michael Carl
  • Vincent L. Harris
  • Juan Herrera
  • E. O'Brien Kelley
  • Charles King
  • James LaForce
  • Joseph Magnone
  • Alan Miles
  • Karen Peterson
  • Norma Reinhardt-Mascarotti
  • George Rojas
  • Kathryn Rowe
  • Michael Pellman Rowland
  • David Song
  • Gil Torres


Our Mission

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.