FGI ‘Night of Stars’ Honorees Line Up Presenters With Their Nearest and Dearest

HOMEGROWN ENVELOPE OPENERS: With Fashion Group International’s “Night of Stars” just a few weeks away, winners are lining up their presenters, and several are keeping things local.
Superstar honoree Vera Wang is going with her nearest and dearest, the one-two punch of Donna Karan and Calvin Klein. Guests at the Oct. 25 event at Cipriani’s Wall Street will find the usual galaxy of fashion designers in the crowd.
Fashion Star winner Olivier Rousteing is still mulling over his choices. That’s also the case with Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, the creative team behind Opening Ceremony and Kenzo. Another Fashion winner, Anna Sui, will have her favorite designer, Marc Jacobs, do the honors at the podium.
Luxury Lifestyle winner Moncler needs more time to ruminate. That is not the case with Beauty Star honoree Frederic Malle, who has recruited Barneys New York’s Daniella Vitale as her presenter.
While Humanitarian Award winner Barbara Bradley Baekgaard for Vera Bradley and Design Technology victor Billie Whitehouse for Wearable X are in the need-more-time category, Sustainability award winner Maria Cornejo will pick up her prize from “Avengers” actor and fellow environmentalist Mark Ruffalo.
Media Award winner Vanessa Friedman of The New York Times has lined up The Gray Lady’s big

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Delivering Good Selects Four Executives as Gala’s Honorees

HONOREES CHOSEN: Delivering Good (formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers) will honor four industry leaders at its annual gala fundraiser on Nov. 8.
The event takes place at the American Museum of Natural History, with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner and awards at 7 p.m.
This year’s honorees are Lissa Baum, executive vice president and chief lending officer, Israel Discount Bank of New York; Allan Ellinger, senior managing partner, MMG Advisors and Delivering Good board chairman; Brad D. Rose, partner, Pryor Cashman; and Stephen Teglas, senior vice president, The Walt Disney Co.
The event cochairs are Tom Nastos, president, women’s fashion, UBM Plc; and Joe Shamie, president, Delta Children.
The gala is a significant source of operating income that allows Delivering Good to distribute merchandise each year. In 2016, Delivering Good collected a record $ 214 million in merchandise.  This year’s gala focuses on the millions of people Delivering Good helps each year and the wide range of places where new product is provided. The charity accepts donations from hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries.

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Pratt Names Honorees for Legends 2015 Gala

Pratt Institute will present Legends 2015, an annual scholarship benefit honoring art and design professionals whose works have helped shape the cultural landscape.
The event will be held Oct. 29 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York. The gala will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by a 7 p.m. dinner and awards ceremony. Legends 2015 raises funds for merit- and need-based scholarships, as 90 percent of Pratt students receive financial aid to pursue their education.
The honorees are Daniel Boulud, chef and owner of 16 restaurants, including Daniel and Café Boulud, and the Feast & Fêtes catering company; interior designer Nina Campbell; photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, and architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
Previous Legends Award recipients have included Laurie Anderson, Iris Apfel, Dale Chihuly, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Bruce Weber and David Yurman.

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Alber Elbaz and Justin Timberlake Among FGI’s Night of Stars Honorees

The Fashion Group International has lined up all sorts of luminaries for this year’s Night of Stars. Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz will receive the prestigious Superstar award and Justin Timberlake will take home the Lord & Taylor Fashion Oracle award at the Oct. 22 gala at Cipriani Wall Street.
The nine-time Grammy-winning musician and his stylish wife Jessica Biel have always been in with the fashion crowd. (The William Rast sportswear label he cofounded in 2006 is sold at Lord & Taylor.) And Timberlake, in turn, is in tight with various power players. He fronts the iPhone 6 with Jimmy Fallon and has a stake in the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies among other business pursuits. The actor-musician is also president of Tennman Entertainment, which reportedly plunked down $ 4 million for about 130 acres in Tennessee through a public trust. While the plan for that property has not been revealed, Timberlake will have other reasons to celebrate. As parents of their three-month-old son Silas, he and Biel will no doubt appreciate a night out on the town.
The 2015 Night of Stars lineup for honorees for fashion includes Jonathan Anderson, Bruno Frisoni for Roger Vivier and Jason Wu. Perhaps a wink to the event’s glittery

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Jessica Simpson Among Honorees at YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Gala

Singer-reality-star-turned-designer Jessica Simpson, Macy’s chief merchandising officer Tim Baxter and Peerless Clothing president Ronny Wurtzburger will be honored at the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards dinner on Jan. 12 in New York.
In its 79th year, the event will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis for the first time to accommodate a larger guest list, according to organizers. Nearly $ 1 million will be awarded in scholarships for fashion programs at universities and colleges nationwide. The YMA FSF will award $ 5,000 scholarships to 161 scholars, who were chosen from hundreds of applicants. There will also be eight Geoffrey Beene National Scholarships Awards — four recipients will each receive a $ 30,000 award and the remaining four will each take home a $ 10,000 award to further pursue their education and career goals.
In 2005, the FSF began a partnership with the Geoffrey Beene Foundation to underwrite the event and to establish the Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards for which the foundation has donated $ 5 million to the FSF.
Simpson has a $ 1 billion signature brand. This spring Sequential Brands Group Inc., inked a deal to acquire a majority stake in the company, including the Jessica Simpson Collection master license and other

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The Roots Become Philadelphia Walk Of Fame Honorees

The Roots are slated to be inducted on October 26 alongside other Philadelphia music luminaries.


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