Harper's BAZAAR ICONS 2018
On Friday, September 7th, Harper’s Bazaar hosted its annual ICONS Party as part of New York Fashion Week. Often considered the Met Gala of the fall season, the party is the echelon of all NYFW parties. Not the case every year, but for New York A listers, there were two places to be last night: out celebrating Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary, or partying with Roitfeld. Most stars probably tried to be seen at both events.
The affair, which celebrates the ICONS September issue of the magazine, was centered around the theme of family -- more specifically, “The First Families of Music.” The September issue presented some of music’s biggest names posing alongside with their loved ones, with full spread featuring the families of Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, Lionel and Nicole Richie, Mariah Carey, Paris Jackson, Steven Tyler, Erykah Badu, and Keith Richards.
The night did not disappoint — there was lots of style, lots beautiful people and lots of drama. The night began when flocks of Beautiful models and stars showed up at the famed Plaza Hotel in their best gala attire. Christina Aguilera, who was the special performer at the event, made sure all eyes were on her as she walked the red carpet in a white gown billowing with feathers. After posing for the cameras, the celebs made their way upstairs to Plaza's Grand Ballroom. However, the major story of the night happened outside the main ballroom in the landing area where the scuffle took place between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj.
Reportedly, the "Bodak Yellow" artist approached Minaj's "address" some issues, and a member of the Nicki’s bodyguards elbowed Cardi B's face, causing a noticeable swelling on her forehead. Cardi B retaliated by launching a red platform shoe at Nicki, which missed. Cardi B was seen leaving the Icons party after the altercation.
Inside the party, most of the fashion personalities and Hollywood superstars did not even know about the clash, or maybe they did not care. Everyone was either too busy or too excited to catch up with their equally-as-famous friends. The main act of the evening happened when Christina Aguilera took the stage and brought everyone back to the 2000s with some of her classics. In attendance were the Hadid sisters, Caitlyn Jenner, Tiffany Haddish and every major model imaginable, from Adriana Lima to Christie Brinkley, just to name a few.
Just another year of past, present and future ICONS gathering to celebrate an unforgettable night.