Iris Apfel, Carmen de Lavallade celebrate fourth annual Eight Over Eighty benefit gala: PHOTOS

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Mandarin Oriental New York, 430 guests gathered to celebrate the fourth annual Eight Over Eighty benefit gala which saw eight New Yorkers — in their ninth and tenth decades — honored by The New Jewish Home.

The event raised more than $1.1 million for the nonprofit’s rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home-health programs, which together serve 13,000 older adults of all faiths and ethnicities each year.

The honorees, were style icon Iris Apfel, 95; dance legend Carmen de Lavallade, 85; civil rights leader and businessman Vernon E. Jordan, 81; activist and television pioneer Norman Lear, 94; culinary star Jacques Pépin, 81; philanthropist and business leader Morris W. Offit, 80; and New York City power couple Barbara and Donald Tober, 81 and 85, respectively.

Also in attendance was Kate Lear, Jon LaPook, Anna Glass, André Soltner; Alain Sailhac, Esther Fein, Tami Schneider, Sofia Segal, and Michael Luskin.