At a dazzling red carpet gala on October 20, 2011 in the gilded surroundings of New York’s historic Gotham Hall, the cream of the world's design, fashion, modeling and retail industries – plus the odd rock star – attended the WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2011, sponsored by Swarovski.
Judged by the industry elite, this is the award to win, so the excitement was palpable. The 2011 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Fashion Award winner was NET-A-PORTER’s Natalie Massanet for achievements in innovation, business growth, customer services and fashion promotion. Alice Richardson – currently part of the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS design team – received the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Student Award for her outstanding embroidery design. And Manish Arora was a very popular and worthy winner of the WGSN Outstanding Fashion Innovator Award.