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On Tuesday afternoon, we had the honor of attending Fashion 4 Development‘s second annual First Ladies Luncheon at The Pierre Hotel. The organization was created in 1996 by Bibi Russell to empower global communities through the fashion and beauty industries, and entrepreneur Evie Evangelou relaunched it in 2011. As such, the luncheon was attended by fashion industry folk, First Ladies, and Royals, and we felt completely out of our element. But model Lily Cole wasn’t even fazed. “No disrespect to anybody in the room, but I don’t get starstruck!” she laughed. “I’m honored, very honored to be here.”
As earlier reported, Vogue Italia editor in chief Franca Sozzani was in NYC this week for a roundtable discussion at the United Nations headquarters concerning Fashion 4 Development, a two-year-old initiative that aims to galvanize the fashion industry towards promoting sustainability and international development. And discuss she did.