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Fashion Gives Back for History Starts Now
06/14/2010 - By New York, NY

Fashion Gives Back for History Starts Now

On Monday June 14th, the awareness organization History Starts Now held its second annual Fashion Gives Back at Stone Rose Lounge, in the upscale Time Warner Center Building.

Guests from all over Manhattan and the tri-state area gathered for the organization's most popular event every year in order to raise funds and awareness to fight sex trafficking in the United States.

History Starts Now partnered with Internet Week and streamed everything from the red carpet to the fashion show live. Celebrity guests included stylist to the stars Lauren Rae Levy as well as Kelli Tomashoff, singer and reality star of NYC Prep.

The fashion show included pieces from several top designers: Tommy Hilfiger, LaQuan Smith, Kimberly Taylor and Ninh Nguyen. The runway was based on the theme "Just Beneath The Surface" as it depicted how easily New Yorkers overlook sexual slavery. Two models were positioned in the center of the runway, tied together with rope and smothered make-up on their faces as they portayed victims of human trafficking. As the show begun, models strut past them on the runway just as many walk the streets of Manhattan without knowing such an injustice takes place.

Kat Rohrer director and producer of the Fatal Promises documentary, showcased the trailer for the film and shared a moving story about a young woman Katja from the Ukraine who survived human trafficking. Founder Kristina Grandstaff spoke about the heart of the organization and how she hoped that many guests will take something away from the event.

Photos by Andrew Buehler

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