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."
"You start one way as a baby, but why shouldn't you be able to choose your own path as opposed to culturally people telling you which way to go?" - Thom Browne at his men's spring 2018 show, where he celebrated gender fluidity. #pfw #wwdmens (📷: @delphineachard)
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)