With 650 powerful women (and a few men were allowed in, too, for arm candy -- we're kidding, of course) in the room, we saw a lot of black clothes, a lot of Birkin bags, a lot of Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Armani jackets and chic Theory pants.
And on the women who wore BCBGMaxAzria -- the designer's wife, Lubov, attended -- it was fascinating how the looks manifested so differently. It's nice to see the visual manifestation of a brand's real range of looks and age possibilities.
The young female mentorees, all high students who will work with Hollywood power women as their mentors, were dressed in BCBG Generation -- a younger line, all black dresses but of varied shapes, with sleeves, without sleeves, etc.
Meanwhile, Mirror Mirror star Lily Collins wore the BCBGMaxAzria royal blue "Kiran" dress, while The Help author Kathryn Stockett donned a power-woman BCBGMaxAzria black wool jacket and matching pencil skirt. The Help star Viola Davis wore a runway V-neck color block dress in white, with a deep V piped in blue. And Jane Fonda, who had on an amazing black-and-white beaded jacket with black trousers -- herself also looking amazing -- carried a BCBG black "Claudette" leather crocodile clutch.