For the 10th year, John Varvatos got celebs to open their hearts, minds and wallets to kids in need, for the annual Stuart House Benefit on Sunday. The Melrose home of the Varvatos retail shop played host to the grand affair, which offered perfs by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry.
Co-hosted by Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, the fundraiser benefited the Rape Treatment Center, which helps sexually abused children.
“We started in a parking lot in our store 10 years ago and now we shut down Melrose for blocks and we have Ben and Jen and Joe and Steven and friends, with Billy Idol as our DJ,” Varvatos said.
“This is an organization my wife has been involved with for a while,” Affleck said. “One of four girls and one of four boys will be abused. This afternoon is about treatment. We are taking responsibility. We are being vigilant.”
Perry said: “Six years ago John designed the clothes for our tour. His passion for his clothes is the same for the kids. Everyone reads about this in the press, shake their heads, and move on. John does something about it.”
Surprise guest Slash joined Tyler and Perry on stage for the show’s big finale.