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Lighthouse Int’l Walks the Catwalk with POSH Fashion Event

Wednesday May 9, 2012
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NEW YORK, NY - For forty years, leaders of the fashion world have come together for the annual POSH sale. New York’s leading fashion fundraiser featuring clothes and accessories from top designers such as Chanel, Chloe, Derek Lam, Dolce & Gabbana, Judith Leiber, Eric Javits, Gucci, Hermes, J. Mendel, Jimmy Choo, Judith Ripka, Peter Som, Prada, Pucci, Stella McCartney, Todd Oldham, Brooks Brothers, Geoffrey Beene, Joanna Mastroianni, Tory Burch, and more, will kick off with a preview event on Thursday, May 10th, followed by the public sale Friday, May 11th through Monday, May 14th.

POSH benefits Lighthouse International, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. Proceeds from the POSH sale help support a variety of services enabling children, music students, teens and older clients of Lighthouse International to enjoy independent and productive lives.

The four-day sale features thousands of items, including new and gently worn clothing, shoes and accessories for women and men. New items are replenished daily.

This year, Emmy Award-Winning Television Talk Show Host, Jewelry Designer, Fashion Critic and longtime POSH patron, Joan Rivers is helping support Lighthouse International by recording two commercials promoting the POSH Sale. The commercials will appear across Time Warner Cable Networks.

"One of my favorite charities is Lighthouse International and they are holding their amazing POSH sale!" said Joan Rivers. "All the money raised, all of it, goes to help fight vision loss. Shop till you drop!"

Following the POSH sale, Robert Couturier, President of Henri Bendel, Chris Fiore, and Entrepreneur, Lizzie Tisch, will be honored at the exclusive POSH Gala on, Tuesday, May 15th at The Pierre Hotel. This year’s gala will be hosted by Hamish Bowles, Amy Fine Collins, and Lorry Newhouse. Margaret Russell, Editor in Chief of Architectural Digest and former Editor of Elle Décor, will be presenting Couturier with his award.

Sponsors of POSH are: WNYW-TV/Fox 5, Timeout NY, and Charity Happenings.

The four-day sale features thousands of items, including new and gently worn clothing, shoes and accessories for women and men. New items are replenished daily.

DETAILS:

WHAT: New York’s leading fashion fundraiser, offering new and gently worn, designer and vintage clothing, shoes and accessories for women and men. Proceeds of the POSH sale support Lighthouse International, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.

WHO: Items donated by notables and designers including: including Chanel, Chloe, Derek Lam, Dolce & Gabbana, Eric Javits, Gucci, Hermes, J. Mendel, Jimmy Choo, Judith Leiber, Judith Ripka, Peter Som, Prada, Pucci, Stella McCartney, Joanna Mastroianni, Todd Oldham, Tory Burch Brooks Brothers, Geoffrey Beene, and more. Fashion hosts include Hamish Bowles, Amy Fine Collins and Lorry Newhouse.

WHEN: Sneak Peek Preview:
Thursday, May 10, 6 - 9 pm
*For the first time ever the Sneak Peek Preview will feature POSH Fashion Insiders as personal shoppers.*

POSH Sale:
Friday & Saturday, May 11 & 12 ● 11am - 7pm
Sunday & Monday, May 13 & 14 ● 11am - 5pm

WHERE: Pierre Hotel, A Taj Hotel
2 East 61st Street, NYC

TICKETS: Four-Day Pass: $30
Daily Tickets: $10 at the door
May 10th Preview and Cocktail Party: $175

To purchase tickets and view sale items, visit www.poshsale.org or call (212) 821-9445.

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