Though SS2015 was already in full swing, Friday, September 5th was a night for the calendars: the erstwhile editrix of French Vogue, the incomparable Carine Roitfeld, hosted an event forHarper’s BAZAAR to celebrate women that have become ICONS in the world of fashion at the historic Plaza Hotel.  Now, she’s at the helm of Harper’s BAZAAR as their Global Fashion Director and she delivered and then some. The guest list was impeccable; this was a true fashion affair and not a parade of run-of-the-mill starlets and reality ‘stars’. This was the real thing: from Joan Smalls, Emma Ferrar (granddaughter of Aubrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrar), The Princess Deena al-Juhani Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, Linda Evangelista and Jason Wu…this was the real deal and the women celebrated embodied the true evolution of contemporary fashion. The September 2014 issue of 30 global editions of Harper’s BAZAAR will feature a dazzling portfolio of ladies that have impacted fashion in one way or the other: from Brooke Shields and her Calvin Klein Jeans to Lauren Hutton and her iconic smile to Lady Gaga and her willingness to take fantasy haute couture off the runways and into the streets, every participant has helped to shape our view on what is fashionable.

The Icons event was powered by Infor and Samsung GALAXY. Belvedere Vodka created an iconic roster of cocktails while guests also enjoyed Moët & Chandon.

Images courtesy of Harper’s BAZAAR