Friday, May 16, 2008

Takako Kitahara Bikini

Wek received the "Spirit of a Woman" award for her work as a model and humanitarian, while Badgley and Mischka were named "Designer of the Year."

The gala event, held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, raised money for Fashion Delivers, a charity formed to help children and families living in poverty or who have been the victims of natural disasters and K.I.D.S., which distributes new donated merchandise for children and youth to more than 1,000 non-profit agencies. Forty percent of the evening's net proceeds were donated to these two causes.

The AAFA also honored VF Corporation for "Excellence in Lifestyle Branding" and department store chain Belk, Inc. as "Retailer of the Year." Marvin Traub of Marvin Traub Associates, a retail consultant and former CEO of Bloomingdales received the "Lifetime Achievement" award.