Harper’s BAZAAR Celebrates Fifth Icons Party with Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and More
Harper’s BAZAAR celebrates fifth ‘ICONS by Carine Roitfeld’ at The Plaza presented by Infor, Estée Lauder, Saks Fifth Avenue, Fujifilm instax, Genesis, and Stella Artois
The worldwide editors of Harper’s BAZAAR celebrated the fifth ICONS portfolio by Global Fashion Director Carine Roitfeld with a black-tie event at The Plaza, including a special performance by international recording artist, Christina Aguilera.
The star-studded event was attended by Carine Roitfeld, Christina Aguilera, 21 Savage, Abbey Lee, Abby Champion, Adam Rippon, Adriana Lima, Aiden Curtiss, Aimee Song, Alanna Arrington, Alek Wek, Alessandra Ambrosio, Alexander Wang, Alexandra Richards, Alexina Graham, Amber Valletta, Anais Mali, Angela Sarafyan, Anok Yai, Anwar Hadid, Ashlee Simpson, Austin Mahone, Barbara Palvin, Bella Hadid, Blanca Padilla, Bonner Bolton, Caitlyn Jenner, Cameron Dallas, Candice Huffine, Candice Swanepoel, Cara Santana, Cara Taylor, Cardi B, Carmen Electra, Carol Alt, Caroline Daur, Caroline Vreeland, Carolyn Murphy, Chance The Rapper, Christian Siriano, Christian Combs, Christie Brinkley, Cindy Bruna, Coco Rocha, Constance Jablonski, Cora Emmanuel, Daniela Pestova, Daniella Perkins, Danielle Herrington, Danielle Lauder, Daphne Groeneveld, Dascha Polanco, Daya, Delilah Belle Hamlin, Devon Windsor, Dilone, DJ Cassidy, Dove Cameron, Dylan Sprouse, Ebonee Davis, Elsa Hosk, Eniko Mihalik, Eric Rutherford, Evan Ross, Fei fei Sun, Francia Raisa, Georgia Fowler, Gigi Hadid, Grace Elizabeth, Gus Kenworthy, Hailey Clauson, Halima Aden, Hannah Ferguson, Harley Viera Newton, Hayley Kiyoko, Heidi Klum, Hilary Rhoda, Isabeli Fontana, Jackie Cruz, Jasmine Sanders, Jasmine Tookes, Jay Ellis, Jemima Kirke, Joan Smalls, Jordan Barrett, Josephine Skriver, Justin Theroux, Kaia Gerber, Karen Elson, Karlie Kloss, Karolina Kurkova, Karrueche Tran, Kate Bock, Katherine McNamara, Kelly Rowland, Kendall Jenner, Kim Petras, LaLa Anthony, Lais Ribeiro, Lauren Wasser, Larsen Thompson, Lauren Jauregui, Leigh Lezark, Leomie Anderson, Lindsay Ellingson, Maria Borges, Martha Hunt, Matthew Noszka, Mia Kang, Miles Chamley-Watson,Miles Richie, Molly Sims, Nadine Leopold, Neels Visser, Nicki Minaj, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Nina Agdal, Omari Hardwick, Padma Lakshmi, Paris Hilton, Petra Collins, Peyton List, Presley Gerber, Pyper America, Romee Strijd, Russell Westbrook, Sailor Brinkley Cook, Sara Sampaio, Saweetie, Shanina Shaik, Shay Mitchell, Shea Marie, Sofia Carson, Sofia Resing, Soojoo Park, Stella Maxwell, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, Suki Waterhouse, Susan Lucci, Tao Okamoto, Taylor Hill, Theodora Richards, Tiffany Haddish, Tiler Peck, Tinashe, Trevor Jackson, Valery Kaufman, Victor Cruz, Victoria Justice, Whitney Port, Winnie Harlow, Young Paris, Zuri Tibby and more.
ICONS by Carine Roitfeld appears in the September issues of all 32 worldwide editions of Harper’s BAZAAR. The First Families of Music portfolio, photographed by Mario Sorrenti, features music royalty and their kin. This portfolio is comprised of music legends and offspring including Bruce Springsteen and his daughter Jessica, Kanye West holding North and Saint, Christina Aguilera with her daughters, Lionel and Nicole Richie, Mariah Carey with her twins, Billie Idol and Bonnie Blue Broad, Paris Jackson, Steven and Liv Tyler, Erykah Badu with her daughters, and Theodora and Alexandra Richards. Bruce and Jessica Springsteen grace the cover of the U.S. newsstand edition, with Kanye West, North and Saint on the subscriber cover.
Partners for the event included Infor, which has been part of ICONS since the first event in 2014, Stella Artois, returning for the third year, Fujifilm instax®, returning for the second year and new partners Estée Lauder, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Genesis.
Infor, the leading provider of cloud applications for fashion and retail, has returned as a partner for a fifth year, demonstrating its commitment not just to the fashion industry, but also to design excellence from the runway to enterprise software. Building on the work of Infor’s Education Alliance Program (EAP), Infor and Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) have created a design and tech lab (DTech Lab) on FIT’s New York City campus to provide an environment for experiential learning based around innovative technology research and ideation for fashion and related industries. The impact of DTech Lab will be fabulously on display at the event. An FIT student-created, high-fashion, wearable-tech gown—designed and fabricated in the DTech Lab—was worn on the celebrity-packed red carpet.
Estée Lauder added its sophistication throughout the ICONS event as a first-time partner. To coincide with the September launch of new Pure Color Desire Rouge Excess Lipstick, guests were invited to wander the Hall of Desires. This interactive photo opportunity was artfully comprised of a mirrored-backdrop and 12-foot lipstick columns that reflect the design of their newest product.
Saks Fifth Avenue was also on hand as the first fashion retail partner. To coincide with the intersection of rock and roll and fashion, guests were greeted by Saks bellmen lining the staircase in branded uniforms and graphic face paint. In the ballroom there was an immersive photo activation: a minimal, all-white rock stage, featuring Saks Fifth Avenue-branded instruments. The backdrop was used as a surface for colorful, animated projections, where guests stepped in and became their own rock and roll alter ego.
Fujifilm instax provided an integrative experience for guests throughout the event. To commemorate the launch of the FUJIFILM INSTAX SQUARE SQ6, which is the first SQUARE format analog camera in the instax instant camera line, a custom backdrop display in the ballroom foyer will hosted a collection of the new cameras. Guests were invited to take a camera from the custom instax wall, which perfectly reflects the Pearl White, Blush Gold and Graphite Gray SQ6 color selections, and replace with their instax prints. A dimensional, faux “infinity” mirror created with white light tubes and rose gold frames, emulates the instax’s square shape and served as a chic and interactive photo opportunity for the black tie rebel-clad party goers. On the way to the ballroom, guests walked through the Fujfilm gallery which showcased large-scale versions of stunning photographs from the September issue of Harper’s BAZAAR, produced by the Fujifilm Graphic Systems Division, and featured on the cover and inside the portfolio.
Genesis joined ICONS for its inaugural integration. The first-ever, critically-acclaimed G70 luxury sport sedan was showcased outside of The Plaza hotel’s grand Fifth Avenue entrance. Celebrity guests posed for photos with the G70, before entering the party. In addition, chauffeur-driven Genesis G90 flagship sedans transferred VIP celebrity guests to and from the event in effortless comfort. Genesis is driven by culture…the culture of ICONS.
Stella Artois Stella sought to inspire people to savor life’s simple pleasures, and this was the perfect way for guests to slow down and enjoy the moment at one of the week’s most anticipated events. At two custom designed bars for the occasion, guests enjoyed Stella Artois, the classic Belgian lager, Stella Artois Cidre, a perfectly balanced cider, and a specialty cocktail created for the evening called the Stella Artois Cidre ICONic Tonic, which infuses gin, tonic water and pineapple juice, and is topped with Stella Cidre, a dash of Jamaican bitters and a mint sprig garnish. The cocktail is perfectly served in limited-edition #BAZAARICONS-branded Chalices and glasses. Stella Artois also provided delicious, late night bites for the stylish crowd.
Belvedere Vodka served signature cocktails curated by the brand’s lead mixologist, Brian Stewart, to complement the theme, which are aptly named, Legacy, Rock ‘n’ Royalty, Iconic and Limited Edition. Moët & Chandon served as the official champagne for the evening and for the first time, guests had the opportunity to receive custom, personalized miniature Moët & Chandon bottles.
Sophisticated, elegant and provocative, Harper‘s BAZAAR (www.bazaar.com) is the style resource for women who are the first to buy the best, from casual to couture. With authority and insider insight, Harper‘s BAZAAR showcases the work of visionary stylists, expressive photographers and talented designers, covering what’s new to what’s next. Celebrating 151 Years as America’s first fashion magazine, Harper’s BAZAAR reaches an audience of 30+ million across print, digital, social, and ShopBAZAAR.com, and is available in 44 countries around the world. Harper’s BAZAAR is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and servicescompanies. Hearst attracts more readers of monthly magazines than any other publisher. Hearst Magazines’ print and digital assets reach 139 million readers and site visitors each month–more than two-thirds of all women and nearly three-quarters of millennial women in the country (source: 2017 comScore Multi-Platform/MRI 01-18/F17). With 25 titles in the U.S, the company publishes close to 300 editions and 200 websites around the world.