It has been a very successful season of charitable festivities here at Barneys New York. On Thursday in Chicago, we welcomed guests to our seventh-annual event benefiting the Children’s Research Fund and the research conducted at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Simon Doonan emceed the evening as attendees were invited to shop and enter raffles for exciting prizes. Proceeds from the night benefited CRF directly, and designers Eli Halili, Jeffrey Levinson, and Valentina Micchetti of Alevì Milano also showed their support in the Windy City. After cocktails, guests were also able to dine at Freds for an additional donation.

The Children’s Research Fund is committed to funding pediatric medical research, and the Barneys New York Foundation is happy to help with this mission. Scroll on to see more highlights from the event as well as get a look at our Chicago store windows celebrating CRF.


The windows displayed at Barneys New York in Chicago.

Shoe designer Valentina Micchetti with Simon Doonan.

Jeweler Eli Halili helped attendees shop for his latest designs in support of CRF.

Chicago-based blogger Janet Mandell poses with Tina Walters.

The evening’s cohosts, Jason and Amy Williams, smile with bag designer Jeffrey Levinson.

Erika Maschmeyer, Michelle Delaney, Michelle Dermenjian, and Justyna Della Balle ready to shop.

Jason Heinrich and Karina Heinrich also cohosted the evening’s festivities.

All three designers at the CRF event.

Emilia Silva, Ana Ernst, and Lisa Marie McComb in Chicago.