WASHINGTON — “Who do I know who looks a little haggard?” quipped luncheon hostess Ali Wentworth, offering her own comedic take on the new Washington protocol for planning that perfect ladies luncheon. Cohosted with Shiseido to promote its new Future Solution LX line, show off a Japanese fashion retrospective and raise money for Baby Love D.C., Wentworth’s favorite cause, the party got a boost from a new, spirited social set, unafraid to tweak the old formulas for success.
The actress and comedienne, married to ABC News’ chief Washington correspondent George Stephanopoulos, gave 30 friends a chuckle when she elaborated on her guest list strategy. “I will pull together some women who need some help,” she said, as her friends jumped at the bait. “Is Michelle Obama coming?” called out her pal Elizabeth Thorp, who runs her own public relations firm.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)