And before her accolade, several of the industry’s finest chatted about their support for the designer. From Tory Burch, to Louise Camuto and Lily Aldridge, some powerful women talked up the designer’s cred.
Aldridge donned a strappy style by the designer, who she called a close friend.
“I always support Tabitha, she is one of my closest friends,” said the model and Victoria’s Secret angel.
Meanwhile, Tory Burch shared her adoration of the fellow designer. “I love her shoes. I think she’s super talented and a great friend,” she said.
Louise Camuto, who donned VC Signature pumps with plenty of sparkle echoed Burch’s sentiments.
“I’m supporting Tabitha Simmons tonight,” she said. “I love her style, she’s so beautiful.”
Also on hand, was Simmons guest Jessica Hart, who donned a shoe style by her designer friend, of course.
The duo mingled with celebrity guests – everyone from Emmy Rossum, to Karlie Kloss to Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian arrived in style.
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