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Diane Von Furstenberg Went Extra-Big for Her 10th Annual Awards

On the 10th anniversary of Diane von Furstenberg’s namesake awards, she brings together a few all-star honorees.
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Star-Studded: The Best Parties This Week

The buzziest events this week of course took place at Coachella, where Beyoncé graced everyone with a historic performance, and where, interestingly, the flower crown seems to have lost its luster. If you're looking for evidence, check out all of the celebrities that stopped by the first weekend of the highly-popular music festival. VIDEO: Barbie Has a Last Name, and It's Not the Same as Ken's Back in New York, Diane von Furstenberg returned to the United Nations for the 9th annual DVF Awards, where she welcomed guests like Brooke Baldwin, Misty Copeland, Leona Lewis, Kerri Russell, and other women who came together to honor and celebrate female leaders who are changing the globe. In L.A., Selma Blair stepped out for a fun shopping party in a very spring floral dress. Meanwhile, Salt-n-Peppa made a surprise appearance at the Food Bank for New York City's Can Do Awards. Scroll down for the best parties of the week.
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Misty Copeland, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and More Come Together for the DVF Awards

If you went looking for a group of passionate changemakers on Friday night, they were probably at the United Nations. Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg turned the fourth floor of the U.N. into a powerfully casual celebration for the 9th annual DVF Awards, complete with small chocolate dessert towers and white lounge couches in lieu of traditional seats.  The room was packed with extraordinary women—from Parkland shooting survivor Delaney Tarr, who stood in the back before Diane beckoned her forward for a shout out, to Gloria Steinem, who sat on a white couch in a bedazzled jewel jacket, listening intently to each speech—and everyone was there to honor five specific women:  Ariela Suster, founder of SEQUENCE; Jaha Dukureh, CEO and founder of Safe Hands for Girls; Luma Mufleh, CEO and founder of Fugees Family Inc.; Misty Copeland, the first black principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre; and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who took home the Lifetime Leadership Award.  Each honoree received $50,000 to support the organization of their choice. This event came at a good time—sandwiched within an unprecedented political climate and the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp—and the emotional speeches reflected this period. Even so, there was plenty of behind-the-scenes action that turned the ocassion from a simple event to a moment. VIDEO: Diane von Furstenberg: "Being Older Is an Achievement"  Scroll below for the red carpet and some of the standout points of the evening. 
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5 Women Who Are Changing Your World for the Better

Since 2010, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg has hosted her eponymous DVF Awards with the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation. The purpose: to recognize amazing women who have dedicated themselves to transforming the lives of other women around the world. RELATED: The 2017 DVF Awards Five awards are given out each year. Two "International Awards" to women who are “advancing the social, economic, and political position of women in their countries"; one "Inspiration Award," given to a woman who has fought against adversity and created positive change; and the Lifetime Leadership Award, which last year, went to Jane Goodall. VIDEO: DVF: Be your best friend The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation awards each honoree $50,000, to go toward the organization they work with and further their mission. And every year, five honorees gather with a group of extraordinary individuals (last year’s guest list included Karlie Kloss, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Seth Meyers) to be celebrated at The DVF Awards Ceremony at the United Nations in New York City. RELATED: Jane Goodall and DVF Talk Social Media, Activism, and Animals The 9th Annual DVF Awards will take place Friday, April 13, 2018, and InStyle is proud to exclusively announce the nominees for the last award category: the People’s Voice Awards. These five extraordinary women who are working hard to transform the lives of women worldwide, and one of them will be recognized for their achievements at the awards ceremony. Voting begins March 7, 2018 and runs through March 25th on DVFAwards.com. Read about the nominees here—and don't forget to vote!
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17 Gifts Celebrities Gave This Holiday Season

Every year, like clockwork, the holidays arrive and we're sent into a rushed panic of finding the perfect gift for everyone special in our lives. There are certainly a bevy of options, from the edible to the charitable—but how do you possibly choose? We asked 17 celebrities what they planned to give to their nearest and dearest. The ultimate seal of approval! RELATED: 10 Celebrities Who Are Amazing Gift Givers 
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New Parents Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Go on a Star-Studded Tahitian Vacation

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