Recap: Art For Life Takes Over The Hamptons Again

Russell Simmons‘ fundraising event — Art for Life — returned to Southampton, New York this weekend, bringing out tons of New York City’s glitterati.

The gala, hosted by Gayle King, kicked off the 7th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series program and also honored those doing extraordinary philanthropic work.

 Star Jones, Frank Cooper III, James Cruz, Debra L. Lee, Suzanne de Passe, Alex Waislitz and  Nari Ward were recognized during the event, which brought out over 900 guests to Fairview Farms.

Other attendees included Russell’s niece, Angela Simmons, who showed off her baby bump on the red carpet, along with Bevy Smith, Bozoma Saint John, Jojo Simmons, Soledad O’Brien, DJ Cassidy, and Katie Couric.


The evening also featured performances by Doug E. Fresh, Tyrese Gibson, and Whodini.


Photo Credit: Getty/Eugene Gologursky