THE FEMMYS: Over 800 executives of the intimate apparel, textile and retail fields turned out for the 2003 Femmy Awards gala cocktail and dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel last week. The event was hosted by the Underfashion Club.

This story first appeared in the March 10, 2003 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

Three executives received the Venus de Milo-inspired Femmy statuette for their contributions to the fashion apparel industries and their community service: Phyllis Gorell, intimate apparel buyer at Kohl’s Department Stores; Steven McCracken, president of DuPont Textiles & Interiors, and David Welsch, president of Cupid Foundations Inc.

Receiving the Femmy Lifetime Achievement Award were Norma Reinhardt, a vice president emeritus of the Underfashion Club and former executive vice president of marketing at Westchester Lace, and Sheila Solomon, a vice president emeritus of the Underfashion Club and national sales and merchandising manager of Priamo Designs Inc.

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