Kelly Bensimon Cleans out Her Closet for a Cause

09/20/2010 at 03:15 PM ET

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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

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Jon on

No Comment about wanting anything from her closet! Also, Katherine Heigl looks great on The October Issue of InStyle Magazine!

Pamela R. Abell on

I have watched this lady on “Housewives” and think she dresses like she’s still a teenager. Don’t care for her much, but glad she is doing something for charity although I suspect it has to do more with wanting publicity then being charitable. I would have been more impressed if the picture would have included her daughter’s also, but then she would have to share the spotlight.

sandy on

I can’t believe I read this. She is a psycho.

she'scrazy on

I would want her ability to suspend reality and act violently crazy without remorse, but only for halloween.

cwt on

Why are they calling aher a fashion photographer, her ex husband is…she used a camera for the first time on the last season…wtf! hse even said so herself

SusiQ on

I’m amazed at what passes for a “star” or a “celebrity” these days.

Bill on

She has a hairstylist? Hear always looks like she just got out of bed.

Lisa on

Just because she has a publicist trying to rehab her image doesn’t mean she isn’t still a nut job.

Bill on

Meant “Her hair always looks like she just got out of bed”

Robbin on

1983 called, they want their outfit back…

Jeff on

I’d Like Her Panties!

Lala on

well she wasted money on hair stylist! her hair always looks dry and crispy! how funny most of the clothes had original tags which meant she only bought them out of impulse or they were given to her! i’m not trying to knock her but nothing about this woman seems genuine and sincere! good luck to her and her family!

Lala on

one more thing! seeing the clothes she has worn on the show i am wondering who would wear anything out of her closet? one she is the size of a 5 yr old boy and all her clothes are very juvenile! maybe teenagers would like them but grown women not so much? again good luck to her and her family! :)

Shoba Garnett on

Finally!!! Her clothes never fit her properly, they all look like freebies on her!!
Maybe she can go out and buy clothes that is in style and actually fits her.

Rawhide on

I hope the BJ was good Jeff.

So-so Fan on

Fashion photographer, her? She just learned how to use a camera last year. Her head clearly looks like that of a horse.

Peg on

Why is this mental case worthy of coverage in People? Seriously, People, find real celebs to write about.

Stephanie on

Ewww, who is this? she sux.

Liz on

I immediately regret my decision to read this “article”. Why do we care what her sytlist did to her hair for a yard sale?

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.

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