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Save the Music's Big Photo Auction

July 9, 2001, 12:00 AM EDT

VH1 Save the Music benefit Roseland Ballroom Tuesday, 06.26.01, 8 PM to 12 AM
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VH1 continued the fashion-rock fusion with a benefit auction for the network's charity VH1 Save the Music. The event--called The Exhibit: An Evening of Rock & Roll Photography--brought a gaggle of models and fashion types to Roseland Ballroom to look at (and bid on) huge blowups of rock-influenced fashion images, and listen to performances from bands Spacehog and the Tender Idols.

Digital image reproduction studio Box Ltd. (also an event sponsor) printed the life-size photographs using images from photographers including Fabien Baron, Patrick Demarchelier, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Klein, Steven Meisel and Mario Sorrenti. The large, dramatic photos lining the circumference of the main ballroom area were the dominant decor of the event, and chandeliers hanging low from the high ceiling helped to make the huge space feel a bit more intimate than it normally does.

While partygoers--including models Shalom Harlow, Angela Lindvall and Alek Wek--mingled among the photos, male caterwaiters in sleeveless Save the Music T-shirts kept trays of drinks circulating frequently, and brought out a selection of casual-style hors d'oeuvres from caterer Fletcher Morgan including chicken fingers and miniature cheeseburgers. (The event's planner, Deborah Hughes of Deborah Hughes Inc., told us anything too hoity-toity would have been inappropriate for a rock 'n roll-themed evening.)

Between sets from the bands and DJs Liquid Todd and Renegade, a trio from Antigravity entertained the crowd by jumping around the room on some odd springy stilts. Dressed in shiny gold pants and lots of sparkling makeup, the performers did an original, energetic gymnastic routine. (We also spotted them at the Kids for Kids benefit in Central Park.)

The auction followed a model-filled in-store event at the DKNY store to promote the Save the Music T-shirts being sold to raise money for the charity.

--Chad Kaydo

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