GIVING BACK: Sunday’s ninth annual John Varvatos Stuart House benefit, hosted by Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow, brought out Zoe Saldana, Emmy Rossum, Steven Tyler, Cindy Crawford, Bryan Cranston and David Schwimmer.
Mareas donated a one-week stay that was purchased by John Varvatos himself for over $10,000 in the silent auction.
The event, held in and around Varvatos’ Melrose Avenue store, featured live and silent auctions, a kids’ tent, shopping and a private performance by Dave Matthews.
The celebrities turned out and the wallets opened up on Sunday, as a capacity crowd of 1,700 turned out to the ninth annual charity event that put $700,000 in the coffers of Stuart House, a UCLA Rape Treatment Center program that helps sexually abused children. In addressing the crowd, both fashion designer John Varvatos and the organization's founder and director Gail Abarbanel mentioned recent headlines in citing the need for programs like Stuart House.
Leslie Mann and husband Judd Apatow, the latter of whom was able to add a dose of levity to the seriousness of the cause. "I think paying $8,000 to get your nails done might be worth it," he said in reference to the assorted high-end items up for bid in the silent auction. "Now I'll go buy a candle for $20,000."
Whether it was for expensive waxing or wax or something else, the Spotted in the crowd also were Gerber, Rachel Zoe and husband Rodger Berman, and Steven Tyler, who was mobbed -- yes, like a rock star -- from the moment of his arrival, by autograph seekers and fans hoping to get their picture taken with the Aerosmith front man and "American Idol" judge.
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