Carine Roitfeld, Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Linda Evangelista front row at the Alexander Wang S/S12 show
Lauren Santo Domingo front row at ADAM in Giorgio Armani.
Donna Karan, Queen Rania of Jordan, Sarah Brown and Arianna Huffington
Fashion leaders came together for a cause this week, as Sarah Brown joined forces with Donna Karan and Arianna Huffington this week to host the first-ever Women: Inspiration and Enterprise Symposium in New York. The goal of the event? To celebrate female leadership in business, all while raising funds for the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.
A global patron for the alliance, Brown brought together a group of innovators ranging from Ashley Judd to Tavi to inspire other women from across the country. The event culminated in a rooftop fashion show featuring one-off gowns from women designers, including Vivienne Westwood, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa, and L'Wren Scott. Next step? Auctioning the pieces online for the White Ribbon Alliance.
To top it all off, Estelle made a guest appearance to sing a few hits, which left the model representing Chloe dancing her heart out. A bit of inspiration, some solid fashion and a chance to let loose - not a bad combination for an autumn night in the city.
Betsey Johnson - she of the catwalk cartwheels - is one designer who's always up for some fun. Needless to say, her New York birthday extravaganza this week was an all-out affair, from the designer's bicycle entrance in a pink frilly frock to her tempting, rose-topped cupcakes to, well, the Chambord-sponsored open bar. We were amused by the Betsey lookalikes encamped at the designer's Soho boutique, where the designer greeted well-wishers and posed for pictures in the corner of the room. Meanwhile, the design team rode up in a pink stretch Mini Cooper.
'Ain't It Great to Be 68!?' read the designer's fuschia birthday invites before the big day...and we have to say, the birthday soiree lived up to the hype. Next up? Fashion week. We're sure Ms Johnson has saved some greatness for the catwalk.