Tim Gunn wasn’t the only recognizable pillar of style at last night’s Safe Horizon gala. Iman, who is married to skeletal singer David Bowie, was there too! The former model’s towering frame, visually striking as it entered the venue, bedimmed her vintage silver dress and faux fur-lined coat. Glowing as she was, we thought she looked nothing of her 52 years.
Being safe in Iman’s view doesn’t involve a security detail, or even an iron-clad insurance policy. Instead, she said, feeling secure is a state-of-mind, one that exists apart from her own environment. “It’s just the idea of being safe for all children, whether they’re in Darfur or Lower Manhattan,” said the cosmetics queen, whose eponymous line of maquillage had set up a booth at the event. (Several creative-types—from performance artists to interior decorators—were asked to contribute works that convey their notion of safety.) “For me, in terms of being safe, just the idea of knowing, having the freedom that you can live a life without violence, abuse and all of that.”
Iman said she is looking forward to recharging her domestic batteries in the near future. “I’m just looking forward to the holidays and spending time with my family,” she said of her planned ski vacation. Asked where she and Ziggy Stardust were headed, she snapped with a laugh: “I’m not telling!”
Star Jones [Reynolds], former co-host of The View, on the other hand, was all too happy to let The Daily Transom peek, however briefly, at her inner sanctum. After all, that’s where her security blanket lives.
“I think what makes me feel safe is the security of knowing that I have family and friends around me,” said Ms. Jones, 45, who was wearing a short black Robert Rodriguez dress and a popping pair of obligatory Christian Louboutin pumps. “There’s a whole lot that goes on in this world, and knowing that you have support—just somebody that you know will always tell you the truth. I’m very lucky in that regard,” she admitted, nodding her head in the way that seems reflexive for most T.V. personalities. “I have a lot of people in my life who will just tell me the truth, and that wasn’t always the case. But it does require you to be vulnerable and let yourself hear the truth, because it’s not always what a lot of us want to do.”