In addition to Clinton, Monday’s event honored Deirdre Quinn, chief executive officer of Lafayette 148, and Sheila C. Johnson, founder and ceo of Salamander Hotels & Resorts.
The fashion brand’s operations will relocate to a sprawling space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Lafayette 148’s spring collection draws from the work of three female American artists — Georgia O’Keeffe, Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell.
Deirdre Quinn said receiving the Visionary Award from The Foundation Fighting Blindness carried personal meaning.
A rich, autumn palette and textural fabrics was the ideal formula for fall at Lafayette 148.
The collection was a mix of cold weather and tropical fare.
The costume designer held a presentation of the brand’s fall collection at Neiman Marcus.
Chief creative officer Barbara Gast and creative director Emily Smith have spent a collective 34 years designing for Lafayette 148.