The night included the annual student fashion show.
Philadelphia University’s capstone fashion show featured more than 800 innovative and creative garments created by design and textile design students.
The 2016 showcase featured some 250 looks, including designs by two seniors who showed at New York Fashion Week.
As part of Villanova University’s “The Difference Italy Makes” conference series, Bottega Veneta chief executive officer Carlo Alberto Beretta led a lecture on “Tradition, Elegance and Craftsmanship: The Timeless Luxury Model of Bottega Veneta.”
The 2015 student showcase featured 250 looks, many incorporating fabrics made in the school's state-of-the-art textile studios.
Drexel University’s Westphal Award recognizes leaders in the fields of design, media and arts.
Jeff and Justine Koons, Richard and Marcia Mishaan, Marigay McKee, Vito Schnabel and Daniel Romualdez made a quick day trip to Philadelphia for the occasion.
The award honors a leader in the fields of design, media or the arts.
Drexel University tapped the British luxury brand’s ceo for the award for her leadership acumen and also for her humanitarian work.
Three hundred students made it into the presentation at the Wharton School, dubbed “Fashion Startup to Global Luxury Brand.”