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MTV RE:DEFINE Gala Raises Over $2.2 Million

By Rob Giardinelli     Photography by RE:DEFINE

THE SCENE: NorthPark Center in Dallas was the recent scene for an evening of fabulous artistry, where over 400 social VIPs from across the globe were on hand for the 7th Annual MTV RE:DEFINE gala. They were fortunate enough to experience a one-of-a-kind evening that included world-class artists, show-stopping musical performances and most importantly a fun time for a good cause.

THE VIBE: The international crowd featured a range of attire where suits and ball gowns seamlessly mixed with creative-chic looks, creating an environment that was warm and expressive. The evening began in the NorthPark Center foyer with a cocktail hour where guests sipped spirits and previewed the elaborate art on hand for bid later in the evening. The festivities then moved to the tented space on the beautifully manicured NorthPark grounds for the evening’s program.

Guests enjoyed a delicious multi-course meal, while welcoming remarks were made by the evening’s hosts, Joyce Goss and Kenny Goss of The Goss-Michael Foundation, who were accompanied by other VIPs including Tracey Emin, one of Britain’s most influential contemporary artists. The event continued as Simon de Pury helmed a spirited live auction that featured many fine art pieces including a piece donated by Emin that fetched $220,000. The evening was capped off by singer-songwriter Arlissa who brought down the house with a series of show-stopping songs that brought the crowd to their feet.

THE CAUSE: The evening, co-chaired by Brooke Davenport and Maxine Trowbridge, raised over $2.2 million. The proceeds will be used to generate awareness for HIV and AIDS prevention through the MTV Staying Alive Foundation as well as funding for arts education and programming for the Dallas Contemporary.