Last week we celebrated our 20th Anniversary Gala “Celebrating the Journey” in New York City. At the ceremony, we honored our 20 Dress for Success Ambassadors who have achieved success since joining the organization. Our ladies shared their stories and took part in celebrating Dress for Success and the million women we have served. They mingled with guests, caught up with other ambassadors and strutted down the red carpet in their Adrianna Papell gowns.
Each year, Adrianna Papell hosts a special evening called, “Cinderella Moment.” Our honorees go to the showroom and are pampered from head-to-toe. They try on a variety of dresses and receive a full-on makeover before their close-up. The fashion brand not only wants to make the women beautiful but they enhance her beauty. Their garments are designed to suit every size and shape, so our ladies felt confident and stylish throughout the night. This is the third year Adrianna Papell has hosted the magical evening, but this year was special and different from the rest.
Jaynee Berkman, the President and Chief Creative Officer of Adrianna Papell knew she wanted to get involved with Dress for Success since the very beginning and has been one of our top supporters. “There was a natural synergy between Adrianna Papell and Dress for Success. Our organization’s missions are both to empower women by building confidence through personal success and inner beauty,” she said. “I find that this mission is one that resonates with our customers and our team members, which is very important when supporting a cause.”
After our honorees picked out their gowns, with the help of the Adrianna Papell team and influencer, Martha Luna they headed off to the PANDORA station for accessories. PANDORA – our official jewelry partner– styled the ambassadors head to toe in delicate earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings.
Check out some of our favorite moments of the evening featured in our Cinderella Moment video below!
And to see our Success Ambassadors all dolled up at The Celebrating the Journey 20th Anniversary Gala visit our Facebook photo album!