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."
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)