Kelly Bensimon Cleans out Her Closet for a Cause

09/20/2010 at 03:15 PM ET

Hypnotics/Splash News Online

If you admire the way former model and fashion photographer Kelly Bensimon dresses on The Real Housewives of New York City, Sunday was your chance to snap up stylish items straight from the reality star’s designer wardrobe! Kelly cleaned house, or houses, in this case–both her East Hampton and Manhattan abodes–and had a label-heavy tag sale on the lawn of Georgica Creek Antiques in Wainscott, New York to benefit Island Harvest, a charity that fights hunger on Long Island. But this was no ordinary garage sale, with designer T-shirts, dresses and denim that one might be more likely to encounter on the pages of a magazine than strewn across a yard sale lawn. Chic sequined ball gowns from French Connection, stylish pieces from Rogan, Calypso, as well as a creamy dress from Twinkle—many with original tags—highlighted the fashionable assortment, while shoes included Prada pumps and a tall pair of silver boots. Bensimon’s daughters, Sea, and Teddy, were also present, setting up a lemonade stand to benefit the East Hampton Library. Also on hand? Bensimon’s hair stylist, Bradley Irion, who helped the reality star cull through her East Hampton closets, and of course, make sure that she looked fabulous for the big event. “I gave her a nice little curl, got the texture rolling,”Bradley Irion said. “She’s smokin’ hot for her yard sale.” Added Bensimon: “I can’t even do a yard sale without my hair being done.” Tell us: What would you want from Kelly Bensimon’s closet? –Jeffrey Slonim

FILED UNDER: Charity , Fashion , Shopping
Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 23 comments

Tina B on

I thought she didn’t like to damage her name by lending it to charities? Are all her dresses half price since they only appear to have half as much fabric as normal people clothes?

Sue Blu on

What a nice down to earth person Kelly is!!! Her kids are great and polite and cared enough to raise over $200.00 for the local Library by selling Cookies & Lemonade. A real class act. The show doesn’t due her justice, She is the REAL Housewife.

Kelly Bensimon Cleans Out Her Closet for a Cause | collectors tins on

[…] Kelly Bensimon Cleans Out Her Closet for a Cause The reality star hosts a label-heavy tag sale selling designer items straight from her own wardrobe Read more on People Magazine […]

Next | 1 | 2 | 3 | Show All

From Our Partners


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,510 other followers

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters