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Nicole Miller and Arnold Scassi were among the many designers and industry executives who turned out to honor Ruth Finley, founder and publisher of the Fashion Calendar, at the High School of Fashion Industries’ annual fashion show Wednesday evening.

”I’ve known Ruth for 52 years. I was four years old when I met her,” Scassi joked just before he hit the school’s auditorium stage with Miller to introduce Finley, who started the biweekly listing of fashion industry events in 1941. Scassi and Miller presented Finley with her crystal trophy — a lifetime achievement award. “Just what she needs — another chatchki,” Scassi said, handing it to her.

The event, which was held at the school, located at 225 West 24th Street in New York, raised a record $100,000 to benefit the students.

For complete coverage, see Friday’s issue WWD.

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