On April 9th, the Fashion Institute of Technology celebrated it’s annual awards dinner. The gala committee which was made up of Pamela Baxter (LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics), Joy Herfel Cronin (Ralph Lauren), Julie Greiner (Macy’s, Inc), Yaz Hernandez (FIT Board of Trustees), Jane Hudis (Estee Lauder), and Liz Peek (FIT Board Chair) hosted an intimate cocktail reception for 100 guests at Peek’s home. The FIT Foundation’s honorees were George Kaufman (chairman, Kaufman Organization), Kay Krill (president and chief executive officer, ANN INC.), and Stefano Tonchi (editor-in-chief, W magazine).
“FIT is extremely fortunate to have three outstanding honorees this year,” said Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT. “Each brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and creativity to their respective fields. George Kaufman is not only a visionary in real estate and the film industry, but a longtime and very dear friend of the college. Kay Krill is taking the already great Ann brand to the next level, and Stefano Tonchi transforms every publication he edits with his bold, imaginative point of view.”