A host of beauty and fashion insiders, including Tommy Hilfiger and Iman, turned out last night for the 37th annual March of Dimes Beauty Ball, which raises funds for the March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. On hand as well were the evening’s two honorees, Gina Sanders, CEO of Fairchild Fashion Media (which includes Style.com and Women’s Wear Daily), and Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc. “There is one word that can describe my feelings right now, and that’s gratitude,” Sanders told the audience when she received the night’s Beautiful Apple Award. But as she reminded the crowd, this was an evening with a goal, and “our mission tonight is to turn…inspiration into action.” There to oblige was Phillips de Pury & Co. auctioneer CK Swett, who hosted a live auction, called Fund the Mission, to raise more money for the worthy cause.
Fairchild Fashion Media’s president and CEO, Gina Sanders, will be honored at this year’s 37th annual March of Dimes Beauty Ball on March 13. Sanders, who oversees all FFM brands including Women’s Wear Daily and Style.com, will receive the Beautiful Apple Award for her work at FFM. HSN, Inc. CEO Mindy Grossman will also be at the event, to collect the Retailer of the Year Award.