Not even a dark and gloomy rainstorm could dampen the blinding fabulousness of the fashion-meets-Hollywood crowd that showed up to honor legendary designer Michael Kors in New York last night. The longtime Project Runway judge received the Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement for his 20-year support and commitment to God’s Love We Deliver, the New York non-profit that provides nutritious meals and counseling to people suffering from severe illnesses. A tally of the A-listers who were on hand: Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, a majorly hot Patti Hansen and her two genetically-blessed model daughters Alexandra and Theodora Richards, Bette Midler, Olivia Munn and SNL Weekend Update’s Seth Meyers.
Understandably, the go-to designer for surefire Best Dressed List–making red carpet gowns brought out an impressive stable of models, too. Lily Donaldson, Liu Wen (rocking pants!), Karolina Kurkova, a newly-brunette Brooklyn Decker and Victoria’s Secret Angel Erin Heatherton all attended in support of the American fashion icon.
“I’m only as good as the people I dress,” a beaming Kors said in reference to the supes. “And I mean all of these women–whether they’re in the public eye or just someone on the street—they’re the people who bring it [his designs] to life. So it’s kind of exciting to see them all here. I like to see what they’re all wearing, what they’re doing. And dealing with the rain and looking glamorous. Not easy.”
Along with fashion and philanthropy, another timely matter was hot on the minds of many guests: the upcoming presidential election (register to vote, people!). Thankfully, the 2012 CFDA Awards host Seth Meyers was on hand–wearing pants this time–to weigh in on the issues. Well, the fashion issues, duh, we’re not Politico.
He declined to give advice on the (fashion) controversy-plagued Ann Romney—how very non-partisan—but the guys were pretty fair game.
“I think Paul Ryan’s suits are a little big,” Meyers observed in agreement with most of the fashion media. “That’s the advice I’d give. And in the first debate, I thought Mitt Romney had a crooked knot on his tie. When you live in this world—which I do on Weekend Update—the tie is very important.”
Interesting. So, does the comedian have any neck-wear suggestions for both candidates for the final presidential debate?
“One of those piano ties from the eighties,” he declared. “That would be fun. I think they should both wear them.”
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