Next October 24, Night of Stars will crown American personalities who have excelled in the worlds of fashion, interior design and beauty and stood out for sustainability and ethics.
Winners Rick Owens and Ralph Rucci, the American designers protagonists of the Paris Fashion Weeks, will be awarded their prizes at Night of Stars, the annual event organized by the FGI (Fashion Group International) and scheduled for next October 24 at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
Besides the winning duo, US designers Brandon Maxwell and Donna Karan will also take the stage.
Introduced to celebrate fashion, interior design and beauty forerunners as well as leaders in sustainability and ethics, Night of Stars has always honored American designers and personalities who started their businesses from scratch to make them global.
Topping the winner list of this edition is Rick Owens, who will receive the coveted Superstar prize. Landing in bookstores next month with his book Rick Owens: photographed by Danielle Levitt, published by Rizzoli, he will hit one more goal after already being recognized as designer of the year at the CFDA fashion awards last June.
The Fashion Legend title will go to Ralph Rucci, the first American designer to showcase a high-fashion collection in Paris after Mainbocher, as long as 17 years ago. At the last fashion shows in the French capital, the couturier went back to the runways with his RR331 label and showed a mix of inspirations from the Italian, French and Dutch Renaissance.
The Fashion Star 2019 prize will be assigned to Brandon Maxwell, a self-made designer grown to popularity with the help of some VIP customers like Lady Gaga.
Donna Karan will receive the Humanitarian Award for her work in Haiti, where her Urban Zen Foundation helps local communities rise again after the earthquake.
The Beauty Award will go to Gucci Westman, American make-up artist and founder of the Westman Atelier cosmetics collection. International Flavors and Fragrances will secure the sustainability award, while Jonathan Adler will take the Brand Heritage category. Last, the Interior Design award will go to Delphine Krakoff and the Trailblazer award to Iman.
For the first time this year, the red carpet will be supervised by the FGI newly-elected president and CEO Maryanne Grisz, who has said she is honored to welcome artists that, just like musicians, compose unique visions.