Princess Yasmin Honors Her Mother Rita Hayworth
Through Alzheimer’s Association Luncheon
By Robin Jay
Ronald Reagan once said, “Rita Hayworth was one of our Country’s most beloved stars….in her later years, she became known for her struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Her courage and candor, and that of her family, were a great public service in bringing worldwide attention to a disease which we all hope will soon be cured.”
At the recent Rita Hayworth Luncheon in Palm Beach, co-hosted by Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, the daughter of legendary movie star and dancer Rita Hayworth who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease, and internationally renowned designer Carleton Varney, guests raised $55,000 to support the Alzheimer’s Association.
“With the help of Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, the international community no longer seems to view this disease with the stigma that it once did,” said Varney.
“My mother was the first public face of Alzheimer’s disease,” said Princess Yasmin. “So many people, so many caregivers, give up with this disease. It’s so important not to give up.”
Guests at the luncheon at The Colony Hotel found an aqua box next to their salad plates. Inside was a replica pair of Rita Hayworth’s Clear Crystal Shield Drop Earrings. It was part of a collection of the starlet’s personal jewelry that has been re-created and made available for purchase on HSN.com. A portion of the proceeds of the collection support research at the Alzheimer’s Association.
South Florida Opulence is pleased to show you a preview of the collection here, and we encourage you to purchase your favorite pieces to help support the