FGI Night of Stars


The Fashion Group International held its annual Night of Stars gala, titled The Composers, on October 24th at Cipriani 55 Wall Street honoring a stellar list of talent from the worlds of fashion, beauty, design and philanthropy.

The highlight of the event was superstar honoree Rick Owens receiving his award from Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West.

Makeup Artist turned Entrepreneur Gucci Westman received the Beauty Award from VOGUE’s creative director at large Grace Coddington.

And, Nicolas Mirzayantz received the Sustainability Award on behalf of IFF from Architect /Designer William McDonough.









FGI President Maryanne Grisz stated, “We are so excited to have such accomplished and diverse presenters to join Fashion Group in honoring this year’s extraordinary group of honorees who represent any points of view and approaches in today modern industry, all with vision, craft and intention.”

Other award winners and presenters included:

TRAILBLAZER AWARD: Iman                                Presenter: Laverne Cox

FASHION STAR: Brandon Maxwell                    Presenter: Nina Garcia

BRAND HERITAGE: Jonathan Adler                 Presenter: Nell Campbell

INTERIOR DESIGN: Delphine Krakoff             Presenter: Martha Stewart

FASHION LEGEND: Ralph Rucci                          Presenter: Harold Koda

HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Donna Karan          Presenter: Christy Turlington-Burns

VIP guests included: Helen Aboah, Deeda Blair, Carlos Campos, Francisco Costa, Jamie Drake, Simon Doonan, Ken Downing, Linda Fargo, Nick Graham, Susan Gutfreund, Stan Herman, Reed Krakoff, Marylou Luther, Fern Mallis, Roopal Patel, Ruben Toldeo, Julie Wainwright, Vera Wang, David Neville Dionisio Ferenc, Frederic Pinault, Diane Clehane, Meredith Schott, Walter Harvin, Eric Dalbo, Lori Singer and Jesse Kain.

Sponsors included: Hearst Magazines, American Airlines, International Flavors and Fragrances, Movado Group Foundation and Arcade Beauty

Meredith Schott
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