Despite being a board committee member of the CFDA with a successful jewelry brand worn by Michelle Obama, and a flagship store right on Madison Avenue, designer Kara Ross was not well-known. Even among the fashion insiders she mentored as a board member, Ross was a Who in the industry. But last week, Ross found herself in the spotlight when news broke about a fundraiser her husband, real estate developer Stephen Ross, was throwing in Southampton for President Donald Trump’s 2020 election. “I’m not surprised that she had a president in her house because of her network and associations. I’m going to be honest. Kara is in a different league,” says CFDA board treasurer and jewelry designer Mimi So, referring to Ross’ social clout. “But it is surprising that it’s this particular president.” Read more at Refinery 29.