October 10, 2018
The 2018 Honorees include:
Famous Footwear, accepted by Molly Adams, President, the go-to destination for top brands and styles for the family, will be honored with the FFANY Family Retailer of the Year Award
Tabitha Simmons, known for her incredible namesake footwear line, will be honored with the FFANY Designer of the Year Award
Anne Fisher, wife and mother to the late Jerome and Jodi Fisher, will receive the FFANY Jodi & Jerome Fisher Humanitarian Award for visionary and continued commitment since the founding of this effort
Olivia Palermo, entrepreneur and global style icon, will be honored with the inaugural FFANY Influential Figure in Fashion Award
Jessica Simpson, noted singer, actress and fashion designer, will be honored with the inaugural FFANY Fashion Icon Award for leadership in the industry and longstanding commitment to this cause.
“FFANY is proud to award these special honorees at the QVC Presents ‘FFANY Shoes on Sale’ 25th Anniversary Gala,” said Ron Fromm, President and CEO of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York. “Their dynamic leadership and outstanding commitment to the footwear industry and breast cancer research is invaluable, and we are thrilled to honor Famous Footwear, Tabitha Simmons, Anne Fisher, Olivia Palermo, and Jessica Simpson as 2018 honorees.”
Special Pink Benefactors for the 2018 event who have provided shoe donations for QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” and $500,000 or more in donations include Caleres, Camuto Group, and Marc Fisher.
The gala will take place on October 11th at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York. The nearly 10,000 square foot main ballroom will host the QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” Gala.
Looking to gain knowledge and skills in the world of shoemaking? FFANY is proud to partner with the experts at Arsutoria School to bring the 5-day course “The Art of Shoemaking” to Los Angeles from March 12-16. A big thank you to the Two Ten Footwear Foundation, who is offering a full scholarship ($2,500 value) to footwear industry employees looking to advance their careers through education – learn more.