NEW YORK — The need to end the plight of impoverished female factory workers overseas was emphasized repeatedly Thursday during Fashion 4 Development’s annual First Ladies Luncheon.
Hosted by F4D’s founder Evie Evangelou and emceed by CBS’ Margaret Brennan, the crowd at The Pierre heard from such honorees as Livia Firth, Franca Sozzani, Tina Brown, Michel Sidibé and The Rose of Sharon Foundation founder Folorunsho Alakija. Upping the fashion quota in the ballroom were Donna Karan (who buzzed by before guests were seated), Katie Lee, Reem Acra, Zang Toi and Elettra Wiedemann. There were also such notables as First Lady of the United Nations Madame Ban Soon-Taek, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Al Taweel and Her Royal Highness Princess Bassma al Saud.
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)