His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.
Guests included Yaz Hernandez, Alexandra Kotur, FIT’s Joyce Brown and Valerie Steele, and this year’s cochairs Julie Macklowe and Elizabeth Musmanno.
The Italian designer’s first collection will bow in September for the spring 2015 season.
She succeeds Christopher T. Metz, who has resigned. In addition, Jason Neimark resigned from the board.
InStyle’s Hal Rubenstein will host the Nov. 3 ceremony, which also marks the council’s 20th anniversary.
For the project’s ninth installment, the retailer has partnered with the brand for three limited-edition canvas totes.
On Saturday the brand installed an outdoor exhibit in Malibu, Calif., by two-time world champion surfer and photographer, Daize Shayne Goodwin.