Marc Jacobs Mary-Kate Ashley Olsen Bridget Foley WWD 100th Anniversary All-Star party

Marc Jacobs (left), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (center) and editor Bridget Foley (right) celebrate 100 years of WWD. Photos: Bryan Bedder, Getty Images

The New York fashion industry turned out in force Tuesday night to honor the newspaper WWD on its 100th anniversary. An all-star line-up walked the red carpet including Marc Jacobs, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Ralph Lauren, Iman, Coco Rocha, Carolina Herrera, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Diane von Furstenberg, Vera Wang, 'Gossip Girl's' Jessica Szohr.

WWD executive editor Bridget Foley told StyleList: "Preparing for the 100th anniversary there were so many things we found out about our history just page turning. We had a reporter on the Titanic! And we gave Lady Gaga her first cover when she was just a new girl singing in her underwear."

She said she liked the idea of being called the world's most glamorous trade publication. "It's immersed in the industry--from the beginning we've covered American buyers going to Europe for their ideas and as the global industry evolved we've stayed true to that," she said. "We're a part of the industry yet separate from it."

Following a breathy Marilyn Monroe-esque rendition of "Happy Birthday" by model-singer Karen Elson followed , we caught up with Nepalese-born designer Prabal Gurung. "I remember when I first saw it I was so excited that there was a daily newspaper devoted solely to fashion, because where I came from there was nothing like that," he said. "WWD and Bridget, for my first collection they gave me the cover, and it changed my whole career."

Model Lisalla Montenegro remembers WWD broke the news that she had become the new face of Maybelline. "I like the fashion in WWD, and I do like the gossip," she said with a smile.

Several hundred people attended the party at Cipriani, a cavernous former bank building opposite Grand Central Terminal. In the center of the room, under the giant rotunda, organizers had set up a water-cooler filled with a cranberry, pineapple, and vodka mixture with a sign that read "Drink the WWD Kool-Aid."

As the event wound down, Foley chatted with us about what she thought WWD's 200th anniversary party would look like. "I am thinking that everyone will be running around --very slim and naked," she said. "And it won't be my problem to cover it!"

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