Here’s What Went Down at the Allure A List Event

Last night, Allure editor in chief Jessica Cruel hosted members of the inaugural A List for cocktails and an intimate dinner in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. The A List Awards celebrate the most innovative and inspiring minds in beauty who are both making an impact and shaping the industry’s future. 

The celebration included remarks from Cruel, a video message from March cover-star Amanda Gorman, and also speeches from other A List honorees, including Gigi Goode and Shirley Raines, as well as senior vice president, general manager for Estée Lauder & Aerin Beauty, North America, Lahnie Strange, and executive director, consumer engagement & PR, Estée Lauder & Aerin Beauty, North America, Cyndi Pierre. 

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The celebration started at 7 p.m. PT sharp with cocktails and conversation as guests began to fill the room, sipping on their choice of the Signature Allure A List Cocktail, or the Signature Cocktail and Mocktail Presented by Estēe Lauder. As the guests took their seats for dinner, Cruel raised a toast to the inaugural celebration alongside her right hands, executive beauty director Jenny Bailly, and executive director of editorial initiatives, Soyini Driskell. 

“When our team got together, and we decided to do this thing called ‘A List,’ it was really because we said to ourselves, ‘We love product, but the people are what makes this industry so great,'” Cruel said as she thanked the attendees and cheered to a successful new franchise at Allure.