The designer had a conversation with Esquire’s Nick Sullivan for Fashion Group International.
Camaraderie was in style as several honorees singled out other designers in the room for their contributions to the fashion industry.
His numerous clients included Barbara Walters, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey and Gloria Schiff. Buatta never played favorites, though.
This year’s FGI Rising Star winners included Krammer & Stoudt for men’s wear, and a tie between Asher Levine and Jeffery Dodd for women’s wear.
In addition to Rufus Wainwright, Sophie Beem — a protégé of Beyoncé — will also perform at the upcoming “Hamptons Happening.”
Jerry Hall flew into her hometown of Dallas with husband Rupert Murdoch.
The Fashion Group International’s October 27 Night of Stars will toast Riccardo Tisci, Tory Burch, Joe Zee and others at Cipriani Wall Street.