The Fashion Group International (FGI) hosted its 28th annual Night of Stars at New York City’s Cipriani Wall Street on October 27. Keeping with the theme of the evening, “The Luminaries,” FGI recognized the top fashion and beauty talents that light up their respective industries with spirit and creativity.

Hosted once again by Simon Doonan, the gala paid tribute to the “Superstars”—Steve Sadove, chairman and CEO, and Ronald Frasch, president and chief merchandising officer, both of Saks Fifth Avenue—for introducing new initiatives and making strategic changes to enhance the shopping experience.

This year’s Beauty Award was presented to François Nars, creative director of NARS Cosmetics, for his unique creativity in continuing to grow and develop the NARS brand. Lauren Bush received the Humanitarian Award for her work with the charitable company FEED Projects, of which she is the CEO, creative director and co-founder.

Jil Sander’s Raf Simons, Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and designer Giambattista Valli were honored with Fashion Awards, as well as Daphne Guinness who received the Fashion Provocateur Award.

Other honorees included Andrew Rosen of Theory, who was presented with the Corporate Leadership Award; Arthur Gensler, chairman and founder of Gensler, who received the Architecture Award; and Wanda Ferragamo, honorary chairman of Ferragamo Group, who was honored with the Legend Award. Lord & Taylor’s Fashion Oracle Award was presented to NBA All-Star Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks.

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Nars Cosmetics’ François Nars with
Linda Wells of Allure.

P&G Prestige’s Don Loftus with
Caroline Geerlings and Nancy Feetham of
The Estée Lauder Companies.

Givaudan’s Lauren Bitet, Geraldine Nicolai
and Cathy Torelli with Art Spiro of
Elizabeth Arden (2nd l.).

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IFF’s Nicolas Mirzayantz with
Margaret Hayes of FGI.

Saks Fifth Avenue’s Steve Sadove
with Karin Sadove.

Arcade’s Diane Crecca and Debra Leipman-
Yale with Joe Cook of The Estée Lauder Companies (c.).

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Lord & Taylor’s Barbara Zinn-Moore and
LVMH Fragrance Brands’ Nicholas Munafo and Jessica Barlow (r.) with Jane Larkworthy of W.

Oscar de la Renta with Alex Bolen
of Oscar de la Renta.

Givaudan’s Kate Greene with Terry Darland, Lisa Hawkins and Linda Maiocco of LVMH.

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Coty Prestige’s Giovanni Boiano
with Eric Dalbo of Arcade.

Givaudan’s Rodrigo Flores-Roux with Joyce Greene of Chanel.

Oribé and Anna Sui with François Nars.

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