Beauty sales may be stalling because of the recession, but the economic downturn hasn’t derailed the industry’s philanthropic drive. The 25th annual Dream Ball, held Thursday evening at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan, raised $1.8 million for Look Good…Feel Better. While the total was below last year’s take, the organizers appeared grateful for the continued support.
This year’s honorees were Andrea Jung, chairman & chief executive officer of Avon Products Inc.; Cosimo Policastro, executive vice president fine fragrances, Givaudan Fragrances Corp., and Gregory D. Wasson, president and ceo of Walgreens Co. Hoda Kotb, a “Today” show anchor and breast cancer survivor, was the evening’s Dream Girl.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"