(April 4, 2014) -- Model and autism advocate Jacquelyn Jablonski, alongside Milk Studios, hosted her 2nd annual charity cocktail party last night benefiting Autism Speaks. The event raised funds and awareness for the nation’s fastest-growing serious developmental disability that now affects in 1 in every 68 children. Jacquelyn’s brother, Tommy, was first diagnosed with autism at the age of two and Jablonski wanted to do her part in spreading autism awareness. By leveraging her influence in the industry, the world of fashion came together and raised more than $70,000 in funds to support the autism community.
Guests were treated to cocktails, entertainment and a silent art auction featuring work donated by some of the most salient photographers in the fashion industry, with proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks’ research, awareness and advocacy initiatives. Featured photographers included Craig McDean, Patrick Demarchelier, Sebastian Kim, Greg Kadel, Alex Cayley, Alexi Lubomirski, Enrique Badulescu, Jason Kibbler, Paola Kudacki and Steven Pan.
Photos by Josh Wong.