A year after Breast Cancer Research Foundation founder Evelyn H. Lauder passed away, her contribution continues to be felt.
A Sotheby’s auction of a selection of jewels from the collections of Estée Lauder and Evelyn H. Lauder on Wednesday raised $22.2 million, well above the presale estimate of $18 million. The net proceeds from the collections will benefit the BCRF. Evelyn Lauder’s Oscar Heyman & Brothers pink diamond ring led the day’s results, selling for $8.6 million.
The previous week, the BCRF paid tribute to Lauder by presenting the first research grant given in her name at the organization’s annual luncheon and symposium, emceed by Deborah Norville.
The Evelyn H. Lauder Founders Fund was created by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and its acting chairman, Leonard A. Lauder, who is also chairman emeritus of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. “I am here to keep [Evelyn]’s dream alive — to find a cure for breast cancer,” an emotional Leonard Lauder told the crowd of about 800.
The $8 million grant will support a multi-institutional and multiyear research project which is expected to have implications for the management of more than just breast cancer, noted Larry Norton, scientific director of the BCRF.
About $2.1 million was raised by the event itself. During the luncheon, Play for P.I.N.K., a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to raising money for BCRF, presented the BCRF with a record-breaking $4 million donation, which will be used to support 15 research projects led by BCRF grantees. A spirited Text-to-Pledge competition led by longtime BCRF supporter Roz Goldstein garnered nearly $200,000 after Goldstein made a $50,000 match donation for the initiative. Not to be outdone, audience member Meyer Grodetsky also made a $50,000 donation.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews