This whole event — like the Harper’s Bazaar Icons event in September, and many others before it — would have benefited from a step-and-repeat and a carpet that didn’t forget how often women like to wear black. Things just disappear into it. I’d have thought a fashion magazine at LEAST might’ve given that a moment of thought.
An important note: As of this writing, Dolly Parton, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Melina Matsoukas had not walked the red carpet, and we didn’t have inside photos. I’ll add them if I get them. (Update: Kyle Buchanan has video of her, and in fact, he live-tweeted it all so you’ll get to see Reese Witherspoon and other presenters as well.) Dolly had better be delivered to the dais via unicorn.