Every summer in the Hamptons on 1 Saturday, a shopping ritual happens: Super Saturday. Called a “designer garage sale,” prominent fashion designers bring their wares to an outdoor space where the fashion minded can find their hearts’ desires while benefiting the OCRF (Ovarian Cancer Research Fund). The event was founded by Donna Karan, the late Liz Tilberis (the former editor of American Harper’s Bazaar who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 1999), and the OCRF’s President Faith Kates in 1998.
This past Saturday was no different as participant designers like Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Catherine Malandrino, Diane von Furstenberg, Ferragamo, and Carolina Herrera showcased their wares at Nova’s Ark in Watermill, NY, where super shoppers came out in droves. Also, the Super Saturday Accessories Salon was in full effect with accessories from designers like Prada, Pucci, Hogan, Zac Posen, and Dior. And let’s not forget the kiddies as they also delighted in this day with pony rides, games, arts, and crafts. Even a Crumbs bakeshop was set up where children could decorate their own sweet confections! This year’s extravaganza was hosted by adorable TV chatter queen Kelly Ripa, fashion designer Donna Karan, and InStyle.
Although this day of shopping could be construed as basic torture to a man, several celebrities managed to bring along their male significant others for the day of fun. Host Kelly Ripa said that even though her hubby in tow, Mark Consuelos, would rather be “drinking tequila,” she was ready to shop away. TV chef Bethenny Frankel was able to coax her non-famous boyfriend Jason Hoppy away from “surfing and relaxing” to attend the charitable event. Even former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani made an appearance but divulged he would rather be watching his beloved Yankees play, while wife Judith shopped around. Other notable attendees included Barbara Walters, Angie Harmon, Christy Turlington, Lorraine Bracco, Rihanna, Tory Burch, Gayle King, Kerry Washington, Blake Lively, and Kelly Rutherford. All in the name of Ovarian Cancer Research.
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