Vogue: Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet Mixed Business With Pleasure at the First of Her Female Empowerment Dinner Series
Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet has always been a champion of women in the workplace, so it was a matter of time before she launched her dinner series on the matter. Dubbed F.E.D. (Female Empowerment Dinner), the inaugural meal was cohosted by Tracy Margolies, chief merchant of Saks Fifth Avenue, last night at L’Avenue at Saks.
Along with the dinner series, Bendet’s Classic’s collection also made its debut. Looking around the room, each woman wore a piece—ultramodern looks which were chock-full of soothing tones of cashmere and silks. “I just turned everything upside down and decided to modernize a woman’s workwear, make it easy for her,” she said. “When you’re going to work in the morning, whether you have kids or not, you usually rush to get ready. And whether it’s a sweater with a slip skirt or a blazer over a dress, or a cool, chic suit, we just kind of did it in soft colors in a beautiful palette.”