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The Waldorf-Astoria was ”tickled hot pink” earlier this week, reports New York magazine.


This was in honour of the annual Hot Pink Party, a gala to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The organisation — which originated the Pink Ribbon — was originally chaired and founded by the late Evelyn Lauder, who was the subject of many moving tributes throughout the night.

The entertainment was provided by Elton and Sara Bareilles. The latter performed Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, after which Elton told her: “I’ve never heard someone sing one of my songs like that ever. You blew my mind with that version. It’s a hard song.” The two then performed Gravity together.

All in all, the gala, which also included an auction, raised $5.4 million dollars for the BCRF.