Attendees at the Gordon Parks
Centennial Gala at the Museum of Modern Art in New York included multi-millionaire co-founder of the Def Jam record label Russell Simmons
with model Teresa Lourenco, Gordon Parks' daughter Leslie, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld
, 'Sex and the City' actress Sarah Jessica Parker
, news anchor Anderson Cooper
and photographer Peter Beard with his wife Nejma.
The event was to commemorate the centennial of the birth of legendary photographer, writer and film director Gordon Parks. The evening raised around $600,000 towards the Gordon Parks Foundation - an organisation that preserves the work of Parks and make it available to the public through exhibitions, texts and media