John Varvatos Holds 11th Annual Stuart House Benefit

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–On April 13, John Varvatos celebrated the 11th Annual Stuart House Benefit, presented by the Chrysler brand, at his Los Angeles boutique. The event, hosted by actors Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo, closed Melrose Avenue at Robertson in the heart of West Hollywood to raise $939,000 for Stuart House, the UCLA Rape Treatment Center's program serving sexually abused children. REM Eyewear, as manufacturers of John Varvatos eyewear, once again helped sponsor the event and was in attendance.

The day treated more than 1,500 guests to an afternoon of luxury shopping, live and silent auctions, food and fun filled children's activities in the Hasbro Studios kids' tent. The event's emcee, Bill Bellamy, hosted the live auction and introduced the special live performance by Willie Nelson & Sons.

The event and its host committee members brought together an eclectic mix of actors and musicians, including Adrien Grenier, Christopher Meloni, Courtney Love, Eric McCormack, George Kotsiopoulos, James Van Der Beek, Jessica Simpson, Joe Manganiello, LL Cool J and Rachel Zoe, among many others.

"It's inspiring what they do at Stuart House," said Adams. "Everything is about making the child feel safe. To have John Varvatos come forth and bring attention to the abuse of children, especially because he's a man, makes it extra special."

Legendary, award-winning musician Willie Nelson performed a live concert with his sons, Lukas and Micah, along with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith. The set featured all his classic songs including: Whiskey River, Still Moving, Crazy, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, On the Road Again and Georgia.

"Just when you think it couldn't get any bigger and better, this year we topped it all with Amy Adams, Darren De Gallo and Willie Nelson and his sons," added Varvatos. "The massive turnout and contributions from many generous supporters have made this the best Stuart House yet."

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Jessica Simpson arrives at the John Varvatos 11th Annual Stuart House Benefit.

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Gene Simmons (c) attended the event with daughter Sophie Simmons (l) and longtime partner, actress Shannon Tweed (r).

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Courtney Love and designer John Varvatos.

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LL Cool J made it a family outing with (l to r) wife Simone Johnson and daughters Nina Simone Smith and Samaria Leah Wisdom Smith.

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Rachel Zoe also made it a family affair with husband Rodger Berman and son Skyler.

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The designer addresses the guests.

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The event's hosts Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo.

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Willie Nelson performed with his sons.

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Joe Manganiello took advantage of the opportunity to shop during the charity event.