ANOTHER CONSTELLATION: Vera Wang will lead this year’s Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars as the Superstar award winner.
Achieving such status has been 28 years in the making for Wang, who started a bridalwear company in 1990 after creating her own wedding gown the year before. The New Yorker has since layered ready-to-wear, accessories, footwear and a myriad of other products, including nonfashion ones.
Three Fashion Star awards will also be given to Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing, the New York-based designer Anna Sui and the creative team of Carol Lim and Humberto Leon at the Oct. 25 gala. In addition to starting Opening Ceremony, Lim and Leon are creative directors at Kenzo.
Like many other industries, fashion is being reenvisoned, and the theme of this year’s gala is in line with that ideology. Margaret Hayes, FGI’s president and chief executive officer, said, “The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘Design Reimagined.’ It highlights those who see the world the way it is; who listen, change the conversation and reimagine what is to what should be, bringing new ideas and meaning to the worlds of design, beauty, culture, philanthropy and the human condition.”
Other honorees will include Moncler for Luxury Lifestyle and Frédéric
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