Diane von Furstenberg Celebrates International Women's Day

by HANNAH LAWRENCE · March 15, 2010

diane von furstenburg[photos by Will Ragozzino for PMc] After Dior and Christie's celebrated International Women's Day on March 8th, Diane von Furstenberg stepped up to the plate and threw her own bash on Saturday at the United Nations. Meryl Streep, Christiane Amanpour, and Tina Brown helped her recognize strong female figures and distributed some brand-spankin' new DVF Awards, and von Furstenberg assured everyone she still loves men.

The four women honored were Sadiqa Basiri Saleem, who set up a learning center in Afhanistan, Haiti's Minister of Commerce, Danielle St. Lot, the French-Colombian politician Íngrid Betancourt, who was held captive for six months by a Colombian rebel group, and Catherine Chon of the Polaris Project, which fights slavery and human trafficking.

Other people who showed up to support women were Andre Leon Talley, the photographer (and ladies man) Gilles Bensimon, Iman, Tory Burch, Fran Lebowitz, New York City's Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, and Candace Bushnell. And really, how could they not attend a celebration of women? Women are great.

Melanne Verveer, Danielle Saint-Lot, Diane von Furstenberg, Ingrid Betancourt, Meryl Streep, Sadiqa Basiri Saleem, Christiane Amanpour, Robin Roberts and Katherine Chon Melanne Verveer, Danielle Saint-Lot, Diane von Furstenberg, Ingrid Betancourt, Meryl Streep, Sadiqa Basiri Saleem, Christiane Amanpour, Robin Roberts and Katherine Chon

Tina Brown Tina Brown

Christiane AmanpourIngrid Betancourt, Diane von Furstenberg Christiane Amanpour                      Ingrid Betancourt, Diane von Furstenberg

meryl streep Meryl Streep

Christiane Amanpour, Ray Kelly, Fran Lebowitz Christiane Amanpour, Ray Kelly, Fran Lebowitz

Robin RobertsAnn Duong Robin Roberts                                               Ann Duong

Bebel Gilberto Bebel Gilberto

Meryl Streep, Ingrid Betancourt Meryl Streep, Ingrid Betancourt

Melanne Verveer, Danielle Saint-Lot Melanne Verveer, Danielle Saint-Lot

Tory Burch, Amanda BrooksAndré Leon Talley Tory Burch, Amanda Brooks             André Leon Talley

Catherine Chon, Robin Roberts Catherine Chon, Robin Roberts

Christiane Amanpour, Sadiqa Basiri Saleem Christiane Amanpour, Sadiqa Basiri Saleem

Candace BushnellSusana Lea, Ingrid Betancourt Candace Bushnell                           Susana Lea, Ingrid Betancourt

Ingrid Betancourt, Diane von FurstenbergRay Kelly, Fran Lebowitz Ingrid Betancourt, Diane von Furstenberg    Ray Kelly, Fran Lebowitz

Marie Lourdes Elgirus, Ingrid Betancourt, Danielle Saint-Lot Marie Lourdes Elgirus, Ingrid Betancourt, Danielle Saint-Lot

Rebecca Lolosoli, Malika Saada Saar Rebecca Lolosoli, Malika Saada Saar