NEW KDHamptons Party Diary: The Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala Hamptons Kickoff

Andrea Ackerman, Candace Bushnell, Lilian Cavendish, Alison Mazzola, Anne Hearst McInerney, Bara de Cabrol, and Yasmin Aga Khan attend the Rita Hayworth Gala Hamptons Kickoff Event hosted by Alzheimer’s Association at Private Residence on August 3, 2018 in Water Mill, New York. (Photos in this feature by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

On Friday August 3rd, Anne and Jay McInerney co-hosted the annual Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala Hamptons Kickoff in Water Mill with Gala Founder Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, the daughter of Rita Hayworth.

Andy Stark and Sharon Bush

Aga Khan and McInerney gave remarks to the crowd, including an update from the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago, the world’s largest forum for the dementia research community. The evening included a silent auction, which raised funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs.

Anne Hearst McInerney and Jay McInerney

The Hamptons Kickoff is held to celebrate this fall’s upcoming Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala, held on October 23 in New York City. Since the inaugural Rita Hayworth Gala over three decades ago, the New York City, Chicago and Palm Beach events have raised more than $75 million to support the Alzheimer’s Association.

Candace Bushnell
Chele Chiavacci Farley and Nurit Kahane

Attendees included: Gala Founder, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, hosts Anne and Jay McInerney, Alina Cho, Candace Bushnell, Debbie Bancroft, Devorah Rose, Harry and Gigi Benson, Jay Snyder, Jean Shafiroff, Jennifer Creel, Jill Stuart, Judith Giuliani, Nicole Miller, Peter Thomas Roth, Gala Steering Committee members Margo Catsimatidis, Somers Farkas, Nurit Kahane Haase, Louise Kornfeld and Robin Meltzer and Gala Benefit Committee members Sharon Bush, Liliana Cavendish, Hilary Dick, Chele Chiavacci Farley and Andrea Stark.

Gigi Benson and Harry Benson
Jay Mcinerney and Harry Benson
Jennifer Creel, Lilian Cavendish, and Anne Hearst McInerney
Margo Catsimatidis, Summer Vargas
Kelly Bensimon, Jill Stewart, Anne Taylor, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan
Kelly Bensimon
Marina Mahera and Alina Cho
Marc Gilberton and Debbie Bancroft
Palmer Taipale, Randy Harris, guest, guest, guest, and John Barrett McInerney
Somers Farkas and Judith Giuliani