Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole and Diane von Furstenberg were among the industry elites at the glittering affair.
The executive was tapped for her knowledge of the luxury fashion world, entrepreneurial spirit and human values, the company said.
Guests including Donna Karan, Alber Elbaz, Rebecca Moses and Patrick Demarchelier turned out for the ceremony at the Hôtel National des Invalides.
Reem Acra received international attention after dressing First Lady Melania Trump last month on the eve of the President’s swearing-in ceremony.
The “would you dress Melania Trump?” query is out there — thrust into the social media fray by one of their own, no less — and it’s not going away.
The designer will not show in New York in February.
WWD highlights the key spring fashion trends from designers in New York, London and Milan.
Deconstruction of shirts is nothing new, but designers are taking it to another level for spring.