The Intimate Apparel Square Club (IASC), and leaders in fashion and retail gathered at 230 FIFTH on November 7 for the 2012 H.U.G. Awards Gala.
The event helped raise funds for pediatric services at Rusk Rehabilitation (Rusk) and Tisch Hospital, part of the Hassenfeld Pediatric Center at NYU Langone Medical Center.
The H.U.G. Awards honored former Payless ShoeSource President and CEO LuAnn Via, who has taken the post of President and CEO of Christopher & Banks, shapewear company Rago Foundations and its Chairman Steven Chernoff, and former longtime VF Corporation executive Janet Peters.
Adding glamour and excitement to the event were designer Christian Siriano, who presented the H.U.G. Award to LuAnn Via, actress Isabelle Fuhrman, who played the villainous Clove in “The Hunger Games,” and Jené Luciani, the fashion expert, TV personality and author of “The Bra Book,” who hosted the ceremony. Ms. Fuhrman and Ms. Luciani wore Christian Siriano gowns and gold glitter Christian Siriano for Payless pumps.
Ms. Peters’ longtime colleague at VF Corp. Paul Charron presented her lifetime achievement award and Roslyn Harte of Lances Harte presented the H.U.G. Award to Rago Foundations Chairman Steven Chernoff.
The event carried the theme “An Enchanted Evening” and featured a silent auction, which included Christian Siriano Payless collections, among many exciting bid items, as well as a live auction at the close of the ceremony.
Lifetime Achievement H.U.G. honoree Janet
Peters and Paul Charron, chairman of Campbell
Justin Chernoff, Roslyn Harte and H.U.G.
honoree Steve Chernoff of Rago Foundations
Christian Siriano and H.U.G. ceremony hostess
Isabelle Fuhrman, Christian Siriano and H.U.G.
honoree LuAnn Via
Michael De Prisco, Norma Reinhardt Mascarotti,
Edgar Trinidad and Clelia Parisi
Victor Vega, Michael De Prisco, Norma
Reinhardt Mascarotti, Gary Hughes, Clelia Parisi
and Roslyn Harte
Sue Quinn, Lori Levine, John Brody and Sally
Tompkins of Jockey International
Sophia Gergatsouilis, Wacoal, Steven
Castellano, Maidenform, Camille Block, Ariela
Alpha, and Zhanna Schmuckler of Wacoal
Victor Vega, Wacoal, and Angela Vega
Todd Mick, Lucille DeHart, Steven Castellano,
Malcolm Robinson, Mitch Kauffman and Mike
Parnes of Maidenform.
Deborah Eaton, Chantelle, and Clelia Parisi,
Janet Peters, Dorothy Gallagher and Roslyn
Harte, Lances Harte
Michael De Prisco, Jene Luciani, LuAnn Via,
Steve Chernoff, Janet Peters and Norma
Lance Whitaker and the H.U.G. “Enchanted
Evening” raffle fairies.
Bob Vitale, Gloria Schofner, Katie Foster, Agnes
MacNamara and Pat Conroy of Wacoal
Renat Sukhov, M.D., Geoffrey Hall and Kate
Parkin of NYU Langone Medical Center
Laurence Teinturier and Jean-Luc Teinturier,
CURVE Expo, Julia Burns and Camille Block
Gwen Widell, Wacoal, and Janet Peters
Walter Costello, Macralace, and Artie Nathan
Walter Costello and Dr. Joan Gold, NYU
Langone Medical Center
The annual H.U.G. Awards Gala brings together leaders in the fashion and retail industries to raise funds for the IASC’s campaign that supports those undergoing pediatric acute care and rehabilitation services at NYU Langone’s Rusk and Tisch Hospital. Since the start of the program, the H.U.G. Awards Gala has raised more than $4.2 million for programs at Rusk and Tisch.