The designer thanked his team, his family and WWD for the honor and support.
Paris Hilton, Rose McGowan, Courtney Love, Daphne Guinness, Richard Chai and more attended the event.
The designer’s annual post-show September epic spectacle shifted to Pier 15 at the South Street Seaport this season.
Duff McDonald’s new book, out Tuesday, is a history of one of the most influential companies in the country that challenges its reputation for infallibility.
BFC spokeswoman Gemma Ebelis e-mailed the organization Thursday, according to Bethann Hardison, the activist and former model championing the campaign.
A selection of 250 images by the photographer will be on display during a major exhibition of his work in London.