Fashion: Women Run The World

Diplomatic License
model in cream jacket over black blouse and black and white skirt
Neil Kirk
model in cream jacket over black blouse and black and white skirt
Neil Kirk
The Diplomatic Woman
NEUTRAL TERRITORY: Against the flags of 192 countries at the U.N. in New York, one elegant "delegate" opts for a monochromatic palette emboldened by bright red and yellow bags. Jacket, $1735, top, $695, skirt, $1140, Burberry Prorsum; blue bag, $2150, green bag, $1250, yellow bag, $1875, red bag, $2325, Chanel; necklace, $195, R.J. Graziano.
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model in gray and metallic dress and blue and black head scarf
Neil Kirk
The Diplomatic Woman
PEACE SIGN: From the rock star of popes, John Paul II: The "Dove of Peace" mosaic, which hangs in the General Assembly lobby, was presented to the U.N. during JPII's 1979 visit and is a reproduction of a 12th-century work in St. Peter's Basilica. Dress, $228, Calvin Klein; shoes, $545, Marc Jacobs; bag, $2495, Michael Kors; head scarf, $48, Echo; earrings, $160, Wendy Mink Jewelry; silver necklace, $315, Pono by Joan Goodman; white necklace, $320, Georgina Marsland; ring, $240, Francesca Romana.
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four female un ambassadors walking
Neil Kirk
The Diplomatic Woman
POWER SHIFT: All-female ambassadors stage a march of progress past portaits of former secretary-generals-including a partially obscured U Thant and Kurt Waldheim. Far Left: Jacket, $990, pants, $625, Y and Kei; pumps, $895, bag, $2495, Michael Kors; earrings, $1010, Tenthousandthings; ring, $3740, Kara Ross. Center left: Jacket, $1920, skirt, $875, Peter Som; shoes, price upon request, Dior by John Galliano; earrings, $4180, Kara Ross. Center right: Jacket, $4260, skirt, $720, Dior by John Galliano; shoes, $495, Giuseppe Zanotti Design; earrings, $465, NAG. Right: Dress, $395, Tory Burch; shoes, $645, Sergio Rossi.
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three models in a conference room with three infants
Neil Kirk
The Diplomatic Woman
It Takes A Village (or A Midtown Conference Room) Childcare is a global feminist issue! Far left: Top, $156, skirt, $258, Develop-ment by Erica Davies; shoes, $550, Moschino; tote, $3700, Nancy Gonzalez; bracelet, $2500, Cartier; rings, $110 and $95, Ten-thousandthings. Center left: Blouse, $500, belted skirt, $900, Etro; shoes, $585, Oscar de la Renta; cuff, $5530, Kara Ross. Center: Jacket, $2860, blouse, $775, skirt, $1055, belt, $420, Yves Saint Laurent; shoes, $656, Barbara Bui. Center right: Coat, $1850, dress, $1150, belt, $325, Alessandro Dell' Acqua; shoes, $1100, clutch, $990, Derek Lam. Right: Dress, $1645, Behnaz Sarafpour; sandals, $575, Pollini; necklace, $285, Candace Ang; ring, $6900, Di Modolo.
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model in a limo in a black and white patterned suit black pumps and black purse
Neil Kirk
The Diplomatic Woman
Suit, $4950, blouse, $1965, shoes, $795, Chanel; bag (on seat), $4990, Gucci; python bag, $2490, Devi Kroell; metallic bag, $1300, Etro; earrings, $11,600, Cartier; rings, $6000 and $15,000, Mimi So.
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model in black coat over a black and white patterned loose dress
Neil Kirk
The Diplomatic Woman
DON'T SHOOT: This bronze replica of a knotted .45-caliber revolver, titled "Non-Violence," was sculpted by Swedish artist Karl Fredrik Reutersward and presented to the U.N. in 1988 by then Secretary- General Javier Perez de Cuellar. Coat, $2750, dress, $1890, Emilio Pucci; pumps, $550, Etro; straw bag, $440, Furla; python bag, $2490, Devi Kroell.
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