The annual HollyRod DesignCare Gala celebrated its 25th anniversary this past weekend in Los Angeles, California. The gala was co-hosted by Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete, founders of the HollyRod Foundation.
The HollyRod Foundation is a nonprofit that is dedicated to raising awareness and providing resources for families who have loved ones diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease or Autism.
The gala was meant as a celebration of the organization’s advocacy and support for the Autism and Parkinson’s communities. In addition to the celebration, Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe were honored with the Muhammed Ali Trailblazer Award.
Naomi Campbell was also presented with the Jacqueline Avent Humanitarian Award for her contributions and advocacy for the cause.
A highlight of the event was a special runway show from renowned fashion designer Sergio Hudson. Hudson, who won Bravo TV’s “Styled to Rock” fashion competition, had many bold looks coming down the runway. The designs were chic and classic with a twist of vibrant neon colors.
The unique fabrics and colors made the models stand out and added a fun element to the looks. There was also classic staple pieces along with some Chanel-inspired looks and jackets.
There was also an exclusive DJ set by special guest D-Nice. Singer and performer Robin Thicke, had a surprise performance at the gala in which he performed his popular hit songs. The songs included “Lost Without U,” Sweetest Love,” and “Blurred Lines.”
The event had many attendees who came out to show their support for the cause. On the red carpet, appearances from Skai Jackson, Debra Vines, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Christian Combs, were seen.
Some other notable attendees included Tiffany Haddish, Raven-Symoné, Constance Marie, Erica Ash, Jessie and D’Lila Combs, Kenny Lattimore, and many more.
The HollyRod DesignCare Gala not only celebrated its 25th anniversary, but it brought many influential people together to support and raise awareness for the autism and Parkinson’s communities.