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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Honored at DVF Awards

NEW YORK — The DVF Awards typically take on a more political bent in comparison to other fashion events. But this year, cast upon the backdrop of #MeToo, #TimesUp and a new crop of female activists, the show rang a particularly loud bell celebrating women.
The 9th annual awards, held at the United Nations on Friday night here, honored Jaha Dukureh, chief executive officer and founder of Safe Hands for Girls; Ariela Suster, founder of Sequence; Luma Mufleh, ceo and founding director of Fugees Family Inc.; Misty Copeland, the first black principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who took home the Lifetime Leadership DVF Award.
Diane von Furstenberg took a moment to mull her own feminist history, coming up as a women’s brand in the Seventies.
“Back then, I was a feminist and proud to be one. And then it became — I wouldn’t say ‘out of style,’ but people took it for granted. My daughter’s generation took it for granted. But it’s nice to see that my granddaughter’s generation hasn’t,” she said, adding that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and activist Delaney Tarr was in the crowd.
When asked whether she’d gotten

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