FIT READIES FOR GALA: The Fashion Institute of Technology and the FIT Foundation will be pulling out all the stops Monday to honor longtime supporter George Kaufman, Ann Inc.’s Kay Krill and W magazine’s Stefano Tonchi. Tony Bennett will present his friend Kaufman with his award at the annual gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan, while Karolina Kurkova and Jessica Chastain will do the honors for Krill and Tonchi, respectively.
Artist Jennifer Steinkamp will ratchet up the visual attractions with a video installation entitled “Orbit Art Work.”
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s Pamela Baxter, Ralph Lauren’s Joy Herfel Cronin, Macy’s Julie Greiner, Yaz Hernández, Estée Lauder’s Jane Hertzmark Hudis and Liz Peek will chair the event. The crowd is expected to include Alber Elbaz, Terry J. Lundgren, Joan Smalls, Lisa Perry, Wilbur Ross, and Jack and Susan Rudin.