Designers were out in force Monday night at God’s Love We Deliver’s annual Golden Heart awards dinner at IAC’s headquarters.
Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger and Tory Burch were among those celebrating 7th on Sale’s award for outstanding community service.
Even Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg sounded impressed, welcoming Karan, Klein, Anna Wintour and MAC’s John Demsey to the stage to accept the award, “Who would have thought I know people like this?”
The mayor was quick to acknowledge the friendly competition that ensued. “Calvin is holding this on behalf of everybody. Donna, of course, has to grab it right away — absolutely.”
Karan also was up for giving thanks. “On behalf of the CFDA, I have to say [that] dreams do become a reality.” She added she is hopeful for a time when such services won’t be needed, and people will no longer go hungry.
She also noted the elbow grease needed. “We together can truly touch one another’s hearts. It’s one thing for designers to have an idea. We have ideas all the time. It’s another thing to manifest them, and manifestation is not easy.”
Klein followed up with, “Naturally, Donna has said it all,” and seconded her accolades for God’s Love vice chairman Blaine Trump and Wintour. He added, “One thing I would like to say is there are so many people who work so hard for the CFDA and God’s Love We Deliver, and so we are just accepting for all of you and thank you for your great effort.”
While greeting some of the 400 guests, including the event’s emcee, Deborah Norville, her friend Chris Riley, Robert Altman and Lynda Carter in the IAC’s lobby, Trump recalled God’s Love We Deliver’s early days when it was based in the basement of an Upper West Side church. More than one million meals have been delivered since that time.
“Every Friday we had to take our office apart because they used it for bible classes over the weekend. On Monday mornings, we would put it back together,” she said. “This shows you that New Yorkers really take care of each other.”
Hilfiger, who attended the party with his ex-fiancée, Dee Ocleppo, presented the lifetime achievement award to Harry Slatkin, president and founder of Slatkin & Co.
@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)