Lauder, founder of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and senior corporate vice president of the Estée Lauder Cos., joked to a packed crowd at the BCRF's Pink Slip Party Wednesday night at the Bryant Park Grill that she wasn't sure how to introduce one of her co-hosts. "Are you going to change your name again?" she playfully asked Sean "Diddy" Combs, who shared co-hosting duties with Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley.
When Combs shook his head, Lauder said, "OK. I'm Evie, this is Lizzy and he's Diddy."
The Pink Slip Party serves as the kickoff to the BCRF's annual awareness campaign — and the cause will get a financial boost from the artist formerly known as P. Diddy. Combs, under the auspices of his new Sean by Sean Combs women's line, designed a limited-edition pink camisole, which will be sold exclusively at Bloomingdale's 59th Street and SoHo stores. All proceeds from the $85 item will be donated to the BCRF.
"I get invited to do a lot of things, but I am honored to design this," said Combs, calling Lauder "his muse" on the project.
To date, the BCRF has raised more than $117 million to fund breast cancer research. The Foundation plans to award $22 million in grants to 110 cancer researchers this year.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive