[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
Christiane Amanpour Ingrid Betancourt, Diane von Furstenberg
Christiane Amanpour, Ray Kelly, Fran Lebowitz
Robin Roberts Ann Duong
Meryl Streep, Ingrid Betancourt
Melanne Verveer, Danielle Saint-Lot
Tory Burch, Amanda Brooks André Leon Talley
Catherine Chon, Robin Roberts
Christiane Amanpour, Sadiqa Basiri Saleem
Candace Bushnell Susana Lea, Ingrid Betancourt
Ingrid Betancourt, Diane von Furstenberg Ray Kelly, Fran Lebowitz
Marie Lourdes Elgirus, Ingrid Betancourt, Danielle Saint-Lot
Rebecca Lolosoli, Malika Saada Saar