AAFA’S AMERICAN IMAGE AWARDS FETES INDUSTRY’S SHINING STARS

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It was a dazzling crowd at the 38th Annual American Image Awards, held at the historical 583 Park Avenue event space in New York City last evening.

The awards included: Person of the Year: Joseph Abboud; Company of the Year: BBC International LLC; Designer of the Year: Christian Siriano; Retailer of the Year: Shinola Detroit; and Fashion Maverick: Iris Apfel. Each received a statuette created by world-renowned designers and artists, Ruben and Isabel Toledo. Hosted by InStyle Magazine founding editor, Hal Rubenstein, the event supported charity partner Mercy Ships.

“At the heart of the American Image Awards is our ability to honor our incredible industry, while giving back to a charity partner that will somehow make the world just a little bit better,” emphasized AAFA President and CEO Rick Helfenbein. “AAFA was overwhelmed with the incredible generosity last night, with an unforeseen $100,000 donation to Mercy Ships made in the name of our Fashion Maverick honoree, Iris Apfel.” The generous donation was made by President and CEO of United Legwear & Apparel Co., Isaac E. Ash.

A few fashionable moments from the evening:

Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel attends the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s 38th Annual American Image Awards 2016 on May 24, 2016 in New York City. Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

 

"NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Janet Mock, Guest, Christian Siriano, Debra Messing and Jackie Cruz attend the American Apparel & Footwear Association's 38th Annual American Image Awards 2016 on May 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA))"

“NEW YORK, NY – MAY 24: Janet Mock, Guest, Christian Siriano, Debra Messing and Jackie Cruz attend the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s 38th Annual American Image Awards 2016 on May 24, 2016 in New York City. Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

 

 Africa Miranda attends the American Apparel & Footwear Association's 38th Annual American Image Awards 2016 on May 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA))

Africa Miranda attends the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s 38th Annual American Image Awards 2016 on May 24, 2016 in New York City. Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

 

 (L-R) Mari Agory, Christian Siriano and Jasmine Poulton attends the American Apparel & Footwear Association's 38th Annual American Image Awards 2016 on May 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA))

(L-R) Mari Agory, Christian Siriano and Jasmine Poulton attends the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s 38th Annual American Image Awards 2016 on May 24, 2016 in New York City. Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

 

 AAFA

Guest attends the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s 38th Annual American Image Awards 2016 on May 24, 2016 in New York City. Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

 

Luka Sabbat

Model/Stylist Luka Sabbat attends the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s 38th Annual American Image Awards 2016 on May 24, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

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