NEW YORK — Mark Weber, chief executive officer of LVMH Inc. and chairman and chief executive officer of Donna Karan International, will receive the American Apparel and Footwear Association’s Man of the Year honor this spring.
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Weber will be presented with the award at the 33rd annual AAFA American Image Awards on April 27 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel here.
Neiman Marcus will be named Retailer of the Year, while Isabel and Ruben Toledo are taking home the Fashion Maverick Award. More honorees will be named at a later date.
The event will benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation, which helps fund research to find better treatment methods and cures for this form of cancer.
“The AAFA is proud to recognize this year’s honorees, all of whom represent the best in leadership and innovation within the industry,” AAFA president and ceo Kevin M. Burke said. “We are especially pleased to be working together towards a very worthwhile cause, raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer research and treatment.”