The Luisa Diaz Foundation hosted its Mi Amor Graciousness (MAG) Gala, in support of survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. The annual event returned to New York for its ninth anniversary at the Plaza Hotel with an evening of compassion-meets-fashion and the “Runway of Hope.” Funds from the 2023 event benefited three charities: Safe Passage Heals, Hope’s Door and Team TLC NYC and raised awareness of the importance of the work of the Luisa Diaz Foundation.
Luisa Diaz and Valerie Vazquez.
Survivors of domestic violence who have completed the program to break the vicious cycle of domestic abuse walked in the MAG Gala’s empowerment fashion show, dressed by designers Jovani, Anne Fontaine and Chiara Boni. The walk on the runway signifies the transition from a place of darkness to one of hope and light.
Luisa Diaz with models.
This year’s celebration also included an official proclamation from New York City declaring May 18th as “Kindness is Cool Day” from that day forth.
Notable Attendees included: Luisa Diaz, Ernie Anastos, Johnny Drinks, Seth Herzog, Jean Shafiroff, Deborah Hung, Nikki Haskell, Alan Brown, Noreen Donovan, Jose, Carmen, Tina Radziwill, Carmen D’Alessio, Maria Elena Christensen, Valerie Vazquez, James Brynes, Noreen Donovan, Bryan Griffin, Sofie Mahlkvist, Nadja Sayej, Sarah Prendes, and Joan Jedell.
Tina Radziwill, Carmen D’Alessio, Maria Elena Christensen, and Luisa Diaz.