PHOTO CALL: Cyndi Lauper and David Rockwell at DIFFA's Dining By Design Kickoff Gala

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) kicked off its annual Dining By Design event with a March 21 gala dinner.

Presented in conjunction with the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, the event showcases design luminaries and culinary giants in a feast for the senses. Over the course of five days, guests revel in a series of events.

This year, DIFFA will be honoring Isabel & Ruben Toledo with the David Rockwell Service Award and Rick Wolf with its Unsung Hero award. The Toledos have lent their time, talents, and resources to DIFFA for over a decade now and Rick Wolf of Wolf-Gordon Wall coverings is DIFFA's single largest donor of all time.

Here is an exclusive look at David Rockwell at last night's dinner. Also in attendance was Cyndi Lauper, composer of Kinky Boots, for which Rockwell provided scenic design.

David Rockwell and Cyndi Lauper
photo by Marion Curtis
Cyndi Lauper, Margaret Russell and David Rockwell
photo by Marion Curtis

For more on the event, visit For Kinky Boots tickets visit The Al Hirschfeld Theatre is located at 302 West 45th Street.