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August 30 2014

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8 posts tagged "Hillary Clinton"

Hillary Clinton Headed For The CFDAs

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Hillary ClintonThis week, rumors have been flying that Hillary Clinton would maybe, just maybe, be presenting her longtime friend Oscar de la Renta with his Founder’s Award at the CFDA Awards on June 3. Well, as is often the case, the rumors turned out to be true. Other presenters include Jessica Chastain, Linda Evangelista, and Kerry Washington, but we bet Clinton will be the only one with a security detail.

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Fashion Features on Forbes’ Most Powerful Women List

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Miuccia Prada takes a bow

Forbes released its 2013 list of the world’s most powerful women earlier today, and on it were social and political movers and shakers: Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Oprah Winfrey; megawatt stars: Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, and Gisele Bündchen; and one or two surprises (Shakira at number 52, for example). But fashion’s power players held their own against heads of state (Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel came in at number one), businesswomen, and celebrities alike. Miuccia Prada (58), Diane von Furstenberg (74), newly crowned billionaire Tory Burch (69), Anna Wintour (41), and Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts (52) all earned much-deserved spots on the list. Hats off to the industry’s—and the world’s—leading ladies.

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A Modern Master Passes, Middleton’s Dress Goes On View, An Angel Lands Another Ad Campaign, And More…

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The art world lost one of its greatest modern masters yesterday with the passing of Lucian Freud at the age of 88. The London-based artist—a grandson of Sigmund Freud and father of the English society maven Bella Freud—was famous for his warts-fat-and-all depictions of his subjects, often in the nude. Kate Moss, Jerry Hall, and Her Majesty the Queen were only a few of the high-profile subjects to sit for his portraits. [Vogue. U.K.]

The Sarah Burton-designed wedding dress of Duchess Catherine (née Kate Middleton) will go on view at Buckingham Palace tomorrow as part of the exhibition The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design. The frock, which Burton calls “a feat of engineering,” will be on display with the bride’s lace-covered McQueen shoes, Cartier “Halo” tiara, and the silk tulle veil the bride wore on the big day. [WWD]

Candice Swanepoel, the model who stars in Tom Ford’s Fall 2011 ad campaign, has scored yet another big one. This time, the Victoria’s Secret model is sporting a giant pair of Versace shades for the label’s new eyewear and accessories campaign. [Fashionologie]

After 50 years together, fashion designer Arnold Scaasi and publishing insider Parker Ladd are getting married next week. The designer, who has dressed the likes of Hillary Clinton, Barbara and Laura Bush, and Barbra Streisand, and his partner will have an intimate ceremony followed by a big bash at Le Cirque. [Page Six]

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Ladies’ Night

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“I have turned the U.N. into a nightclub for the evening,” Diane von Furstenberg told Style.com at the second annual DVF Awards on Friday, held in celebration of International Women’s Day.

The U.N. did look pretty glam—it was dressed up with bold-print DVF couches and multicolored mood lights, complete with girl-power songs like La Roux’s “Bulletproof” blasting from the speakers. But as the music quieted and DVF took to the stage, along with an impressive group of presenters and honorees including Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, Laura Linney, Diane Sawyer, and Iman, it was quite clear that we weren’t in the Meatpacking District anymore.

“I often wonder what makes us different than men, because, after all, we are completely different animals,” von Furstenberg said to the audience. “I think the difference is that we give life.” So the powerhouse designer paid tribute to the woman who had given her life—her mother, a Holocaust survivor—before another daughter took to the podium.

“Every day my mother gives me another reason to be proud,” Chelsea Clinton said as she presented her mom with the evening’s Inspiration Award. The Secretary of State (above, with Tina Brown and DVF), who nearly tumbled to the ground on her way to the stage, responded, “You literally knocked me off my feet.”

The stories that followed from Clinton’s fellow award winners, like Elizabeth Smart, were heady, too. But von Furstenberg left everyone smiling with her closing message: “Be proud to be a woman and if you’re not a woman, be proud anyways.”

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Three Minutes And 38 Seconds With Madeleine Albright

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Madeleine Albright signed copies of her new book Read My Pins: Stories From a Diplomat’s Jewel Box at St. John’s Fifth Avenue flagship this afternoon, and there wasn’t an empty seat in the house. Everywhere you looked there were coordinating knit jackets and skirts, and plenty of brooches, too. In a brief interview before her speech, the former Secretary of State said, “What’s happening now is I’m getting what we’re calling pity pins. People are feeling sorry for me because all of my pins are in the exhibit [at New York’s Museum of Arts & Design]. So I’ve stopped saying, ‘I really like your pin,’ because they take it off and give it to me.” Continue Reading “Three Minutes And 38 Seconds With Madeleine Albright” »