NEW YORK — First Lady Laura Bush visited the new Capital Breast Care Center last Tuesday, an outgrowth of the Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The CBCC was made possible through a $1 million start-up grant from...
NEW YORK — First Lady Laura Bush visited the new Capital Breast Care Center last Tuesday, an outgrowth of the Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The CBCC was made possible through a $1 million start-up grant from the Avon Foundation. MedStar Health, a nonprofit, community-based, health-care organization, is Lombardi’s clinical partner in the effort. Last week, Avon announced another $500,000 donation to CBCC.
The CBCC offers comprehensive health exams, instructions on giving breast self-exams and one-on-one meetings with health educators. Mammographies are now provided at MedStar’s Washington Hospital Center, but the CBCC will soon have on-site mammography services.
The Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade has supplied more than $300 million to research and care organizations. “Until the disease is eradicated, Avon remains committed to the fight against breast cancer and to partnering with organizations and programs worldwide to ensure all women receive parity in medical care regardless of economic or social circumstances,” said Andrea Jung, Avon’s chairman and chief executive officer.
Jeanne Mandelblatt, professor of medicine at Georgetown and director of the CBCC, said the partners in the project, “share a vision for the District of Columbia that no woman in need of breast care services is left behind. At CBCC, we will not turn any woman away, regardless of insurance or financial status.”
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast