HIT THE LIGHTS: The Kim Kardashian-Kanye West combo will probably be upping the wattage at the Fashion Group International’s upcoming Night of Stars. The Wests will hand over the Superstar award to Rick Owens at the Oct. 24 gala.
Like his spouse, the 21-time Grammy winner West isn’t any stranger to Owens. When the rapper-producer-designer first teamed up with Adidas, Owens was already a longtime collaborator with the model, though he has since parted methods with it. Kardashian West, in the meantime, is clearly a fan, having worn a two-piece Rick Owens ensemble to simply accept her Influencer award at final 12 months’s CFDA Awards.
Other presenters will embody actress and activist Laverne Cox, who will current the “Trailblazer” award to Iman; Harold Koda, the previous chief of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, will honor Ralph Rucci with the Fashion Legend award; supermodel and Every Mother Counts founder Christy Turlington will give Donna Karan the Humanitarian award, and Martha Stewart will honor Interior Design winner Delphine Krakoff.
In addition to serving as co-chair with the International Fashion Syndicate’s Marylou Luther, Elle’s editor in chief Nina Garcia will current the Fashion Star award to Brandon Maxwell. Garcia and the New York designer are acquainted faces on Bravo’s “Project Runway.” Hearst Magazines will probably be again because the lead sponsor, with further assist from newcomer American Airlines, International Flavors and Fragrances, the Movado Group Foundation and Arcade Beauty. FGI president Maryanne Grisz stated, “Our awardees represent many points of view and approaches in today’s modern industry, all with vision and intention.”
Additional presenters embody Grace Coddington for Beauty winner Gucci Westman; cradle-to-cradle designer and architect William McDonough will honor Sustainability winner International Flavors and Fragrances; actress Nell Campbell will give the award to Brand Heritage winner Jonathan Adler. Adler’s husband Simon Doonan will return to function emcee for the occasion, and style illustrator Ruben Toledo has created the unique paintings for the commemorative journal.
With FGI within the course of of reestablishing its basis, the Night of Stars program will embody particular acknowledgements, together with a tribute for Toledo’s spouse Isabel, who died in August. Ruben Toledo is anticipated to be readily available, when the late designer is remembered for her years of dedication to FGI. The event could also be doubly bittersweet for some as it should the primary one for the reason that loss of life of FGI’s longtime president and chief government officer Margaret Hayes.