evening at the Diane von Furstenberg Awards. Created in 2010, the ceremony honors women “who have transformed the lives of others through their commitment, resources and visibility”. Parker was inspired, even admitting to taking a selfie with one of the winners, Veronika Scott. “Which I never do, because I feel like an idiot,” says the actress. “But you wouldn’t believe how bright Veronika is.”
The pair exchanged email addresses and Parker is eager to help the young woman, who designed a self-heated coat that transforms into a sleeping bag for the homeless. All of the winners made an impression on Parker, who usually prefers to spend her evenings at home with husband Matthew Broderick, their son James Wilkie, 11, and four-year-
old twin daughters Marion (known as Loretta) and Tabitha who, says their mother, would be arguing over whether to listen to songs from Frozen or The Sound of Music.
The powerhouse behind the awards, Diane von Furstenberg, is, naturally, a friend. “I am very taken