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

Iris Apfel, Jacques Pépin (credit: Ann Billingsley)

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.

Carmen de Lavallade, Leo Holder, Anna Glass (credit: Ann Billingsley)

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.

Donald Tober and Barbara Tober (credit: Ann Billingsley)
Morris W. Offit, Donald Tober, Vernon Jordan, Iris Apfel, Barbara Tober, Carmen de Lavallade, Kate Lear, Jacques Pépin (credit: Ann Billingsley)
Jon LaPook, Kate Lear (credit: Ann Billingsley)
Eight Over Eighty guests at dinner at the Mandarin Oriental, overlooking Columbus Circle (credit: Ann Billingsley)
Vernon Jordan, Jordan Adams, Brody Adams, Mercer Cook and Dwight Bush, Jr. (credit: Ann Billingsley)
Morris W. Offit and Nancy Offit (credit: Ann Billingsley)
Arlene Feltman Sailhac and André Soltner (credit: Ann Billingsley)