Beauty's boldest names were in a celebratory mood thisfall, celebrating some major milestones in back-to-backgalas at Cipriani on 42nd Street. In late October, theAvon Foundation held its 10th Anniversary AwardsGala, raising $2.2 million for women’s causes andbringing the gala's fund-raising total to more than $20million over the last decade, according to chairman andchief executive ofﬁcer Andrea Jung. Jung was joinedon the red carpet by Avon spokespeople ReeseWitherspoon, who said her red-carpet secret is "laughing and having a good time" while leavingthe coifﬁng and makeup to the experts, andmodel Christy Turlington Burns, who is theface of Avon’s upcoming scent, Slip Into....Later, actor and Avon fragrance front manPatrick Dempsey revealed he’s not fond ofan overly made-up look. But once he wasout of earshot, his wife, makeup artist JillianDempsey, whispered, "I love a smoky eye."The following week, WWD celebrated its100th anniversary with a blowout bash,attracting everyone from Leonard andEvelyn Lauder to Marc Jacobs to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Of course, therewere a bevy of beauties as well, includingEstée Lauder models Liu Wen andConstance Jablonski and Lancôme'sArlenis Sosa. But the real highlight wassupermodel-turned-chanteuse KarenElson’s electrifying rendition of HappyBirthday. As WWD wrote the next day, "There was a watercooler ﬁlled with the 'WWD 100-Proof Punch.' But it reallywasn’t necessary, since it seemed mostguests had drunk the Kool-Aid long ago."
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)