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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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?

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