If you thought horsin' around was for kids, think again. The Fourth Annual Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic on Governor's Island brought out a parade of A-list celebrities Sunday, including Naomi Watts, Wyclef Jean, Donna Karan, and Marc Jacobs.
The Black Watch Polo Team was led by Argentine polo player and Polo Ralph Lauren model Naco Figueras, who took to the field on a white horse, flanked by three of his teammates. "I love polo, I love horses. I grew up playing it and loving it and polo has all the ingredients to be loved by many more people, all around the world."
The fundraiser was a benefit for Karan's charity, "Hope, Help and Rebuild Haiti." Says Karan, "My dream for Haiti is to actually help rebuild Haiti through the artisan eye. I want to protect the preservation of its culture. The culture of Haiti is built on creativity, and soul and spirit."
Hugh Jackman, who served as Master of Ceremonies, saw the day as a chance to spend time with his wife and children: "For Deb and I, our focus is family. Family comes first, and everything else second. We're trying to enjoy it all."
Toward the end of the afternoon, Haitian musician Wyclef Jean even sang an impromptu version of "Hips Don't Lie," a song he originally did with Shakira, to help rally the VIP crowd into donating funds to help Haiti.
For more information on the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, visit www.vcseason.com/polo.
Inside The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic
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