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.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)