NIGHT OWLS: The lineup of presenters at Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars gala on Thursday will feature a larger group of music industry types, though of course there will be the usual mix of fashion players, as well. The night’s big award — the Superstar honor going to Oscar de la Renta — will be presented by Vogue’s Grace Coddington. Mary J Blige and James Franco will hand a Star award to Gucci’s Frida Giannini, Iman will present Michael Kors with his, Dita Von Teese will hand the award to Stephen Jones and W magazine’s Dennis Freedman will give it to Victoire de Castellane. In beauty, Gwen Stefani will be on hand to present an award to Coty Prestige’s Catherine Walsh, and André Leon Talley will present the night’s sustainability award to Paula Wallace of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Michael Stipe, meanwhile, will present Diesel’s Renzo Rosso with the corporate leadership award, while Jon Bon Jovi will do the honors for Kenneth Cole, who is receiving the humanitarian award. Fern Mallis, meanwhile, will present Clodagh with the architecture trophy, and Andy Cohen and Frances Berwick will accept the Lord & Taylor Fashion Oracle Award on behalf of the Bravo network.
FGI’s Night of Stars, themed “The Storytellers,” will take place at Cipriani 55 Wall Street.