Last night, luminaries from Karlie Kloss to Nicolas Ghesquière to rapper-turned-technology gazillionaire Dr. Dre to mother effing MADONNA (I learned from Alyssa to stay until the end of a fashion event) gathered at the Museum of Modern Art to celebrate the annual WSJ. Magazine Innovator Awards. The star-spangled event honored visionaries spanning all realms of arts and culture, from food to tech to fashion, in conjunction with the November "Innovators" issue — covered by an always perfect Joan Smalls and dancer Lil Buck performing gravity-defying leaps around and above her tall frame.
While the evening was full of jaw-dropping moments — like the aforementioned Madonna presenting the final award to her former backup dancer Lil Buck (and scolding an audience member who was taking pics of her on his phone and thereby terrifying the rest of the audience into putting theirs down), and a surprise (and fashionably late) appearance by Eminem to introduce honorees Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine — one of the most thrilling moments of my evening was asking the esteemed Grace Coddington, creative director of Vogue, what she thought of being part of the Kardashian-West group Halloween costume.
If you remember, last Friday Kim Kardashian posted a number of Halloween looks culminating with the brilliant ensemble of herself as Anna Wintour, North West as Andre Leon Talley, her makeup artist/friend Joyce Bonelli as Coddington and Bonelli's son as a mini-Karl Lagerfeld. Of course, the fiery-haired Vogue creative director is a friend of Kardashian, so the perfectly spot-on homage was a total act of respect. After all, it was Coddington's idea to put K-Dash on the cover of Vogue and she's even ventured out into Brooklyn to attend a Kanye West concert with Wintour. But really, how did she feel about the Halloween tribute?
"I loved it," she told me on the red carpet. "I had a good laugh. I think it was fabulous. I think they did a great job."