Hillary Clinton nabbed the spotlight at the Kennedy Center’s annual Vital Voices Global Leadership awards ceremony Wednesday evening, debuting a new fringe and a bright red pantsuit in honor of International Women’s Day and delivering a rousing speech about women maintaining the momentum of the resistance in the weeks and months since she lost her presidential bid to Donald Trump.
“Our voices have always been vital but they’ve never been more vital than they are now,” she told the room, according to Politico.
But while it was largely the former Secretary of State’s show, actress Kate Bosworth also caught our attention on the red carpet. She stepped out arm-in-arm with designer Diane Von Furstenberg, who has had even more time for socially conscious work than usual since handing off her eponymous label to Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders last year. Still at the head of the CFDA, the designer emeritus appeared in W’s “I Am an Immigrant” video during New York Fashion Week; in honor of International Women’s Day, she appeared at the Vital Voices gala. Bosworth wore a DVF design — albeit one by Saunders, a sequin-drenched number from his latest collection — in a lovely show of solidarity. Shine theory in action, in more ways than one.
Who: Kate Bosworth.
When: Wednesday, March 8.
Where: The 16th annual Vital Voices Global Leadership awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
What: An ankle-length, short-sleeved Diane Von Furstenberg t-shirt dress with color-blocked sequins in pink, black, gold, and turquoise from the Fall 2017 collection with black sandals.
Why: At Saunders’s Fall 2017 presentation for Diane Von Furstenberg, his second collection at the helm of the brand, he showed this look styled with black boots, an embellished shoulder bag, and a single large, geometric statement earring. Bosworth tones the look back a little bit, allowing it to sparkle (pun intended) on its own terms. But it’s the subtext most of all that caught our eye: a powerful woman in Hollywood supporting a brand founded by a force-of-nature designer.
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