NEW YORK — In the eye of this season’s product launch storm, several beauty companies took a pause to host gala events that raised awareness and funds, millions in fact, to help stamp out life-threatening diseases affecting their core...
NEW YORK — In the eye of this season’s product launch storm, several beauty companies took a pause to host gala events that raised awareness and funds, millions in fact, to help stamp out life-threatening diseases affecting their core customers — women.
AVON’s KISS GOODBYE TO BREAST CANCER: Songbirds Harry Connick Jr. and Vanessa Carlton lent their voices to Avon’s fourth annual Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Awards Celebration. Both Connick, who lost his mother to cancer, and Carlton performed at the event held Monday evening at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. Avon Products Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Andrea Jung and Avon Foundation president Kathleen Walas co-hosted the event and presented awards to four people who have worked to fight against the disease. Dr. Jonathan W. Simons, director of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, received the Medical Achievement Award for his work as an investigator into translational cancer research. “Today Show” news anchor and NBC news correspondent Ann Curry, who has made personal and professional contributions to the cause, was presented with the Media Leadership Award. Upon accepting her award, Curry told the audience that she and her daughter are growing their hair so it can be donated to an organization that makes wigs for cancer patients. Paul Boulanger, president and founder of the Boston-based Men With Heart — one of the first men’s groups dedicated to fighting breast cancer, was selected for the Community Advocate Award. Dottie Randall, a seven-year breast cancer survivor and Avon leadership sales representative actively involved in raising awareness and funds, was awarded the Pink Ribbon Crusader Award. The evening brought in $2.2 million for the cause. To date, Avon has raised and donated more than $350 million toward breast cancer treatment and research.
LEGENDS GALA: L’Oréal Paris and The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund marked OCRF’s 10th anniversary with a black-tie fund-raising gala. Held Nov. 4 at the Metropolitan Pavilion & Altman Building, the evening raised $4.3 million. More than 1,300 guests from the beauty, fashion and media industries were in attendance including Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang, Peter Boyle and L’Oréal spokesperson Milla Jovovich. A live auction, hosted by comedian and “The View” co-host Joy Behar, raised $150,000 of the total with items such as a private recording session with Sean “P. Diddy” Combs going to Donna Karan for $55,000. L’Oréal Paris and OCRF honored three individuals who have championed the drive for a cure. Hearst Magazines president Cathleen P. Black and Federated Department Stores chairman, president and ceo Terry Lundgren were each presented with the 2004 OCRF Legends Award. Trudie Styler was selected for the second annual Liz Tilberis Humanitarian Award because of her commitment to the environment and human rights. To date, L’Oréal’s efforts have generated more than $8 million for OCRF, a not-for-profit organization. — M.P.
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)