Gallery: HGTV Star Vern Yip Designs Mosquito Netting-Inspired Decor for...

Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for UNICEF, used with permission
With aid groups in more than 150 countries, UNICEF works tirelessly everyday to improve the lives of children around the world -- even during the organization's annual Snowflake Ball. Hosted last night at Cirpiani's in Midtown, the black tie gala was set amongst decor designed by HGTV star Yern Yip. Yip used more than a half mile of common mosquito netting, a simple material greatly needed by millions of children, to create a light, delicate installation that swooped across the ceiling. After the gala, the netting is being auctioned off and will be made into 1,600 mosquito nets for UNICEF to donate to families in need.

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