Leave it to Marc Jacobs, one of fashion’s consummate showmen, to prove that the division between the runway and the red carpet has all but disappeared. On Sept. 17, the designer showed his striking spring/summer collection at the historic Ziegfeld Theatre in New York; just three nights later, at the Emmy Awards in L.A., “Scandal” star Kerry Washington dazzled in look No. 49, a dramatic silver frock with a plunging neckline, applique-encrusted shoulders and a sequined, scalloped hemline.
Among our honorees: Actress Freida Pinto, a longtime supporter of charitable fashion initiatives; Zac Posen, whose message of runway/red carpet chic is reaching a vast audience via “Project Runway”; costume designer Lyn Paolo, whose designs on “Scandal” are putting to shame humdrum style inside the Beltway; stylist Elizabeth Stewart, who brings her trained professional eye to Jessica Chastain, Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis and other Hollywood luminaries; hairstylist Jen Atkin, whose “effortless” look includes a stellar client list from Reese Witherspoon to Cara Delevingne to the Kardashian clan; and Lisa Eldridge, the makeup artist’s makeup artist. And one of fashion’s most innovative photographers, Matthew Rolston, will receive the Smashbox Visual Impact Award.