Jessica Capshaw at the Judith Leiber store. Photo: Patrick McMullan

Over the weekend, in the midst of all the Oscar madness, Jessica Capshaw took a break from shooting "Grey's Anatomy" to host an event at the Judith Leiber store benefiting Healthy Child Healthy World. (Her husband, Christopher Gavigan, is the charity's CEO.) The concept: 100 Judith Leiber handbags were priced exclusively at $100 with all of the proceeds donated to the non-profit, which helps parents protect children from harmful chemicals.

New Yorkers who understand a real deal-a crocodile Lieber clutch was originally priced at $3300, for instance-dominated the scene, including power publicist Peggy Siegal, stylist and television personality Mary Alice Stephenson, former Times editor and tv scribe Ilene Rosenzweig, Lucy Sykes and Euan Rellie, and Healthy Child Healthy World spokesperson and TV actress Amy Brenneman. Waiters passed cucumber sandwiches and purple and white cookies inscribed with "JL" as lucky invitees fought over which $100 minaudière they'd go home with. (It was just one per customer, otherwise chaos might have ensued.)

"The edict here is it has to fit a Blackberry," explained Decades owner Cameron Silver as to how to choose the proper bag. "It's so great that Judith Leiber would host an event like this," said Capshaw, as she raced out the door, leaving her husband to hold court. "And I'd love to stay, but I have to get back to Seattle Grace."