“Wow! There are a lot of balloons. It looks great,” said an impressed Liz Rodbell, president of Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor, as she scanned the Waldorf-Astoria ballroom, where 1,400 fashion executives, retailers and designers came to support Win and raised a record $3.4 million.
About $400,000 of that was through the sale of orange, silver and burgundy balloons during the event, marking $5,000, $1,000 and $100 contributions and bringing a festive touch to the proceedings while encouraging the giving.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"