PHILADELPHIA — Designer and “Fashion Star” mentor John Varvatos was on hand Saturday night at the Academy of Music for The Verizon Philadelphia University Evening of Innovation, where he received Philadelphia University’s 2012 Spirit of Design Award.
First given to Geoffrey Beene in 2002, the award is presented to designers who have made outstanding contributions to the fashion and design industry. Previous winners include Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa, Mary McFadden and “Project Runway” season one winner Jay McCarroll.
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