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Whether in a flash of genius over brunch with friends or in an MBA classroom, just about everyone has mulled over the idea of starting a business. Last night, Glamour celebrated women who are making it happen with “Secrets of Start-Up Queens” at the 92Y, and a panel of heavyweight experts: Iman, who founded her cosmetics and skincare line in 1994, Dylan Lauren, founder and CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar, social media maestro Coco Rocha, Refinery29′s Piera Gelardi, and SoulCycle co-founder Elizabeth Cutler. Aspiring entrepreneurs, take heed: these women really know what they’re talking about.
Call us old school, but candy is just candy, right? Well, not to Dylan Lauren. Following in the footsteps of her pop Ralph, Dylan is trying to elevate her company, Dylan’s Candy Bar, to an “aspirational” status through collaborations — the first being a bag line with LeSportsac.
We know we’ve spent a fair amount of this week complaining. We’ve complained about the lines, we’ve complained about the subway, and we’ve complained about the rude publicists who talk down to us and belittle our site. But at the end of the day, it’s a pretty darn cool week to complain about — and when it caps off with a show like Ralph Lauren‘s Fall 2011 collection, all of the walking, lugging, and begging all of a sudden seems worthwhile.
There’s a little part of us, way deep inside, that feels terrible for sitting on our couch on a rainy Monday night and going through photos of our favorite bold-faced names and judging them purely on their looks. But then we see the Ms. Havisham monstrosity that Kirsten Dunst chose to wore and we shove that part even deeper down inside and carry on our merry, judge-y way. What follows are the most lackluster looks from tonight’s Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala.