Jill Biden, Sen. Gillibrand honored as Elle and Gucci's 'luminaries'

Among the other high-profile women honored at the VIP soiree: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Google vice president of public policy and government relations and former Rep. Susan Molinari (R-N.Y.), White House deputy chief of staff Alyssa Mastromonaco, political strategist Susan McCue, Olympian Michelle Freeman, Federal Communications Commission member Mignon Clyburn, Voto Latino president and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar, NBC News’s Andrea Mitchell and CNN’s Jessica Yellin.

Flanked by Gucci America President Christophe de Pous, Elle Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers joked in remarks to the crowd that her young daughter asked her before the event if the women being celebrated were “as powerful as Taylor Swift?” Myers said she replied, “Yes, honey — these women run the world.”

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Spotted among the chic attendees: author Kitty Kelley, noting that the party was made up of an “LBD crowd” (that would be “little black dress” for those who don’t speak style slang); CNN political pundit Gloria Borger calling the minivan she was hopping into with a female companion the “mom car” and then cracking, “Where’s the Juicy Juice?”; Molinari politely requesting an alternative to the sea bass entrée, saying she’s not a fan of fish; former White House social secretary Julianna Smoot, former Rep. Bill Paxon (R-N.Y.), former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), lobbyist Juleanna Glover, The Raben Group's Malika Saada Saar, Washington Mystics President Sheila Johnson, CNN’s Dana Bash, NBC News’s Luke Russert and Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden.

Photos: Tony Powell 

(top left) Back row: Susan McCue, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Robbie Myers, Dr. Jill Biden, Maria Teresa Kumar, Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, Mrs. Laura Denise Bisogniero / Front row: Michelle Freeman, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Susan Molinari, Mignon Clyburn

(bottom left): Susan McCue and Laurie Knight 

(bottom right) Maria Teresa Kumar and Mignon Clyburn

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