Tuesday night, we joined Paris Hilton, Jerry Hall, and Lizzy and Georgia May Jagger at the Paradise Club at the newly opened Times Square Edition to celebrate the launch of the Equal Means Equal Campaign for Equal Rights.
Equal Means Equal brings awareness to the Equal Rights Amendment (E.R.A) affirming equality between the sexes, hoping to help on a number of issues such as female poverty and the gender pay gap, domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault, pregnancy discrimination, science and healthcare, and many more.
The evening featured a fundraising auction with artwork donated by artists Will Cotton, Tracey Emin, Hank Willis Thomas, Marc Quinn, among others. The works were available to bid via iPads installed throughout the venue and were also projected on the main screen. The Paradise Club’s eccentric décor (the brainchild of Studio 54’s Ian Schrager and Brooklyn based The House of Yes) perfectly suited the evening from HOY’s take on a modern cabaret nightclub along with the nostalgic studio lights reminiscent of 1980’s salacious nightclub scene.
Midway through the event, Paris Hilton, in a metallic leopard print dress, gave a short speech honoring women in the workforce before Grammy Award-winning singer Lisa Fischer took the stage to close out the night.
Other notable attendees included Theodora Richards, Alexandra Richards, Amy Sacco, Mashonda Tifrere, Natalie White, Peter Brant Jr, Raheem Sterling, and Ally Hilfiger.
Join the movement at equalmeansequal.org