Last night at Cipriani was WWD‘s 100th Anniversary party. My invitation must have been lost in the mail.
There were amazing mini exhibitions set up all of the room and the cake was beyond impressive.
Here are some of my favorites that attended the star studded event.
Favorite Couple: Anna Wintour and Hamish Bowles
Second Favorite Couple: Coco Rocha and James Conran
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Gosh I love him, Alber Elbaz
Karen Elson singing Happy Birthday (note the newspaper cake)
When I was in Middle School I remember countless assignments where I had to express what my goals in life were. I always found these tedious, because I knew what the teacher was expecting: a family, a nice job, a great house, etc. And while I did want these things I didn’t really think of them as goals, more as obligations of a sort.
So I would write that I wanted to win an Oscar or meet Karl Lagerfeld, have couture gowns and a penthouse apartment on 5th Ave. rather than a ranch style in the suburbs.
Over the years, of course my goals have changed, evolved, and grown and I have now found a new goal to add to my lengthy list. To be given the Fashion Icon Award by the CFDA (Council of the Fashion Designers of America). This year it was given to Iman, a well deserving model, entrepreneur and soon to be television host. In the past years the winners were Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman and C.Z Guest. The award is not given out every year, so it is special when it is handed out. And how I would love to be on the receiving end of that.
It is given to women who appreciate fashion and have relationships with designers. They aren’t frightened of it, rather they embrace it whole heartedly and show off their style to the world.
Sarah Jessica Parker
And then hopefully, me.
Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards were held last night at Lincoln Center, hosted by the ever fabulous, Anna Wintour.
Some of the top winners were Marc Jacobs, recieving Womenswear Designer of the Year; Rag & Bone took home Menswear Designer of the Year; Alexis Bittar, for Accessories Designer of the Year; and Michael Kors receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.
As for the Swarovski awards which pays homage to emerging designers, Jason Wu received the Womenswear award, Richard Chai took home the Menswear award, and the Accessories award went to Alexander Wang. These three winners will receive generous amounts of money from Swarovski to help their growing brands.
Sarah Jessica Parker was given the somber task of presenting the Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award in honor of Alexander McQueen. After she spoke, the stage filled with models presenting McQueen’s final collection to the crowd, the first time it has been seen in its entirety since March in Paris.
Also awarded last night was Christopher Bailey, head designer of Burberry, who received the International Award; Iman was given the Fashion Icon award; Eugenia Sheppard Award for Journalism went to Kim Hastreiter; and the Eleanor Lambert Award was given to Tonne Goodman, Fashion Director of Vogue, and one of my idols.
Anna Wintour with Daughter Bea
Sarah Jessica Parker in Pre-Fall Alexander McQueen
Jason Wu and Rachel Weisz
Michael Kors and Gwyneth Paltrow