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President's Awards

2017

President's Award for Creative Excellence

  • LL Cool J, Recording Artist, Actor, Author

2016

President's Award for Lifetime Achievement

  • Ruth Finley, Founder and Former Publisher, The Fashion Calendar

2015

President's Award for Lifetime Achievement

  • Peter G. Scotese, Chairman Emeritus of FIT's Board of Trustees

President's Award for Creative Excellence

  • Randy Fenoli '93, CEO, Randy Fenoli Enterprises, Inc. and FIT Alumnus
  • Joy Herfel Cronin '86, Group President of the Americas, Ralph Lauren Corporation, FIT Foundation Director, and FIT Alumna

2014

Lifetime Achievement Award: 

  • John Pomerantz, former chairman and CEO Leslie Fay Company, Inc., FIT Foundation Chair emeritus

2013

President's Medal/Award:

  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Malory Hagan, Miss America and FIT Student

2012

President's Award for Creative Excellence:

  • Yuzo Yagi, President, Chairman, and CEO, Yagi Tsusho Limited

2011

Lifetime Achievement Award: 

  • Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief, Harpers Bazaar
  • Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador-at-Large, Barneys New York

2010

Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Gerson and Judith Leiber, Designer, Luxury Handbags

2009

Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Ruth Taube, Director, Henry Street Settlement Home Planning Workshop

2003

Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief, Vogue

President's Award for Creative Excellence

  • Calvin Klein, Fashion Designer and FIT Alumnus

2002

President's Award for Creative Excellence:

  • Oscar de la Renta, Fashion Designer 

1999

Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Bill Blass, Fashion Designer

President's Medal/Award:

  • Peter G. Scotese, Former President and CEO, Springs Mills, Inc.

1984

President's Medal/Award:

  • Calvin Klein, Fashion Designer and FIT Alumnus 
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