Princess Yasmin Aga Khan & Carleton Varney to Host Rita Hayworth Luncheon Benefiting the Alzheimer's Association at The Colony Hotel

The Alzheimer's Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research, will be the beneficiary of the Rita Hayworth Luncheon on Friday, March 4, at The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach.

This special fundraising event is being co-hosted by Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, the daughter of legendary movie star and dancer Rita Hayworth who passed away from Alzheimer's disease. The other co-host is internationally renowned designer Carleton Varney, who recently completed a $15-million "re-imagining" of The Colony Hotel, a Palm Beach landmark for nearly 70 years.

Once again, the Luncheon will include an exclusive fashion preview by Naeem Khan. Committed to adorning elegant women in clothes befitting their refinement, Khan's glittering fan base of starlets and socialites includes Beyoncé, Pénelope Cruz, Lea Michele, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Emily Blunt, Kate Beckinsale, Katy Perry, First Lady Michelle Obama and Queen Noor of Jordan, and his designs have graced the silver screen in fashion film classics like Sex & the City and Dreamgirls.

This year's Rita Hayworth Luncheon in Palm Beach will include a Silent Auction with a variety of hard-to-get luxury items, including tickets toHAMILTON, the hottest show now on Broadway; overnight stays in exclusive resorts and hotels such as The Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, and the Rosewood London; antique furniture and décor handpicked by Palm Beach area merchants including J Gallery, James & Jeffrey Antiques and Hatfield's; and incredible dining experiences such as a chef tasting dinner with wine at Kitchen, the contemporary American Brasserie in West Palm Beach.

The Alzheimer's Association Rita Hayworth events have a long history of dedication to the Alzheimer's cause. The first Rita Hayworth Gala was held in New York in 1984, and the event expanded to include Chicago and Palm Beach. To date, under Aga Khan's leadership, more than $68 million has been raised for the Alzheimer's Association as a result of the Rita Hayworth Gala events.

Tickets to attend the Rita Hayworth Luncheon at The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach are $300 to $500 each and may be reserved by calling 312.604.1680.

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