Fran Drescher stands out in a crowd. Whether it’s her over-the-top personality, bold fashion choices or, yes, that signature laugh, she is hardly one to fade into the background. At the GLAAD Hancock Park: Top Chef Invasion, which featured a challenge with chefs from the hit Bravo show and tasting stations from some of the best restaurants and caterers in Los Angeles, the ‘Happily Divorced’ actress chose a beautiful floral-print Pamela Barish design. The dress may have been a more muted-than-usual choice for the vivacious star, but it was pitch-perfect for the occasion. ”It’s one of the few things that’s pastel in my wardrobe,” she said, “so I decided to pull it out for a nice Sunday afternoon backyard fundraising event.”
As the celebrity host for the event, Drescher was eager to try all of the wonderful food, but she was even more excited about being there as a supporter of GLAAD. Proceeds from the afternoon’s events worked to amplify the voices of the LGBT community by working with media outlets and grassroots organizations to insure positive representations in the words and images they present. “I think that GLAAD and the LGBT community does great work in trying to bring focus and advocacy to civil liberties,” she said. “It’s my great pleasure to be the celebrity hostess here today.”
The outdoor event presented some styling challenges, however. The sun was sweltering, which made staying both cool and fashionable a bit of struggle. “I think if I were here as an anonymous person, I might not even be wearing make-up, I definitely wouldn’t be wearing heels, I definitely wouldn’t be wearing a bra,” Drescher said,”but because I’m doing a red carpet, I have to kind of ramp it up a little bit.” We’d say that the effort was most definitely worth it.