Fashion University Gala Brings Out New York’s Elite

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15:  Nanette Lapore and Robert Savage attends the FIT Foundation Gala hosted by Debi Mazar on June 15, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for FIT)
Nanette Lapore and Robert Savage attends the FIT Foundation Gala June 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for FIT)

More than 600 fashionable guests filled Cipriani on 42 Street last night to attend the annual black tie gala for Fashion Institute Of Technology. Actress Debi Mazar hosted the event which honored Saks Fifth Avenue and Edwin A. Goodman for their continued support of the state university, committed to supporting future talent and leaders of the fashion industry. The event raised more than 1.3 million for the F.I.T.’s Educational Development fund that enhances programs, develops initiatives and provides scholarships to promising fashion students.

Some of the notable fashion elite in attendance were, fashion designer, Nanette Lepore, W Magazine‘s Editor-In-Chief, Stefano Tonchi, furrier and fashion designer, Dennis Basso, and Bergdorf Goodman’s Fashion Director, Linda Fargo.

Former CFDA President, Fern Mallis and Fashion Historian and Director of F.I.T.’s museum, Valerie Steele, were also in attendance.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15:  Honoree Edwin A. Goodman attends the FIT Foundation Gala hosted by Debi Mazar on June 15, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for FIT)
Honoree Edwin A. Goodman attends the FIT Foundation Gala June 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for FIT)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15:  Designer Dennis Basso attends the FIT Foundation Gala hosted by Debi Mazar on June 15, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for FIT)
Designer Dennis Basso attends the FIT Foundation Gala June 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for FIT)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: President of FIT Dr. Joyce F. Brown and designer Lisa Perry attend the FIT Foundation Gala hosted by Debi Mazar on June 15, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for FIT)
President of FIT Dr. Joyce F. Brown and designer Lisa Perry attend the FIT Foundation Gala June 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for FIT)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15:  Jaqui Lividini attends the FIT Foundation Gala hosted by Debi Mazar on June 15, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for FIT)
Jaqui Lividini attends the FIT Foundation Gala June 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for FIT)
 Stephano Tonchi and guest attend the FIT Foundation Gala  June 15, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for FIT)
Stephano Tonchi and guest attend the FIT Foundation Gala June 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for FIT)
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