The gala brought together some of Hollywood's finest including Hilary Swank, Debra Messing, Chris Meloni, Ice T, Marcia Gay Harden, and Julianna Margulies for an evening Hargitay coined "The Joyful Heart Revolution." And StyleList got an exclusive invite from Philosophy to attend the star-studded fete and learn about the brand's new products in honor of the foundation.
In the spirit of philosophy, the lifestyle brand created The Joyful Heart 3-in-1 shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath ($20) and body lotion ($24). The fresh and feminine peony-scent is sure to soothe and relax. And 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the products will be donated to the Joyful Heart Foundation.
Philosophy creator and founder Cristina Carlino felt becoming involved with the foundation "never came easier."
The night was nothing short of empowering as attendees got a first-hand experience of the positive work that comes out of Joyful Heart via a short film by Hargitay's husband, Peter Hermann. Law & Order: SVU creator and producer Dick Wolf received the 2009 Heart of Gold Award--a fitting honor as cast members shared stories of how abuse survivors have been impacted by the Emmy award-winning show. Lydia Fenet, auctioneer extraordinaire from Christie's, amped up the crowd and reeled in over $400,000 to benefit the organization. The event concluded with everyone dancing into the wee hours to the sounds of Lupe Fiasco and Sheryl Crow.