Fashion Institute of Technology’s Fall 2024 Awards Gala Celebrates Technological Innovation

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) will honor industry leaders for their contributions to technological advancements in fashion at its annual gala on November 14, 2024, at Cipriani South Street in New York City..

This year’s honorees include:.

* **Jenna Lyons**, former creative director of J.Crew, for her pioneering work in e-commerce and digital marketing..

* **Virgil Abloh**, founder and creative director of Off-White and Louis Vuitton menswear, for his groundbreaking use of technology in fashion design and streetwear..

* **Diane von Furstenberg**, founder and designer of Diane von Furstenberg, for her early adoption of technology in the fashion industry, including the launch of her eponymous website in 1997..

* **Tory Burch**, founder and creative director of Tory Burch, for her use of technology to connect with customers and build a global brand..

The gala will also feature a special presentation by **FIT President Joyce F. Brown** on the institute’s latest initiatives in fashion technology, including the launch of a new master’s program in Fashion and Technology..

Proceeds from the gala will benefit FIT’s scholarship fund, which provides financial assistance to students pursuing degrees in fashion design, fashion business, and related fields..


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