In honor of National Caregivers Appreciation Day, New York Fashion designer Frederick Anderson hosted a fashion show and luncheon at the Prince George Ballroom in New York City to celebrate the work that CaringKind does to support Alzheimer’s caregivers. CaringKind is New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving.
At the event, Frederick Anderson presented a fashion show for guests to showcase his latest line. Anderson also paid tribute to his sister, who is caregiver to his mother who suffers with Alzheimer’s. Among those who attended the event were venture capital pioneer Alan Patricof, who cared for his wife for more than 12 years as she suffered with Alzheimer’s disease. Other notables at the event included Julia Haart, Valesca Guerrand Hermes, Nicole Miller, Barbara Guggenheim, Anna Gabriel, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Council Member Erik Bottcher, Seth Herzog, Grimanesa Amoros, Ann Colley, Andrea Greeven Douzet, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Louis Finley, Veronique Gabai, Maryanne Grisz, Gigi Howard, Erica Karsch and Alexadra Lebenthal.
“It was a day where the fashion and healthcare industries came together to bring awareness and support to family caregivers who are impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease. Caregivers who are assisting loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disease are more likely to struggle with their own healthcare issues and we therefore need to uplift them, recognize them and show support for the struggles they endure every day,” said Eleonora Tornatore-Mikesh, CEO of CaringKind. The flowers at the event were provided by The Watermark and were arranged by their residents. Other sponsors included Aran Wine, Chance TV, photographer Jean Pompei, Coterie, Renewal Memory Partners, Tastings NYC, Juice Press, Deborah Hughes Inc., and PURIST.
CaringKind is New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. With over 40 years of experience, CaringKind works directly with their community partners to develop the information, tools, and training to support individuals and families affected by dementia. They offer a CaringKind Helpline (646) 744-2900; individual and family counseling sessions with licensed social workers; a vast network of support groups; education seminars and training programs; early-stage services and a wanderer’s safety program. CaringKind believes in the power of caregiving and seek a world where everyone dealing with dementia has the support they need when they need it. www.caringkindnyc.org
About Frederick Anderson
Seeking to tell his own individual story, Frederick Anderson launched his signature collection in Fall 2017 to critical acclaim and retailer acclaim. With his “Black Like Me” first collection, his personal design story began. Inspired by the world, but made in America, the collection is based on Frederick’s personal stories as translated through clothing. Modern lines rooted in American sportswear but balanced with the finest and most innovative couture fabrics. Frederick uses his extensive knowledge of couture construction and detail to create a luxurious yet modern ready to wear collection. Texture is his language. And luxury fabrics the vocabulary. Ever evolving… Frederick is also using the collection to create stories and insight conversation about the world around him. The collection is sold internationally in luxury specialty and department stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue. In 2022 Frederick was awarded the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award— a distinguished award from his peers.