18 Photos From Inside the Footwear News Achievement Awards

On Tuesday night, FN held its 30th annual Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York, honoring the best in fashion and footwear.

Rihanna was on hand to accept the Shoe of the Year award for the Fenty Puma Creeper sneaker. In her speech, she said, “I didn’t expect people to love it the way I do, and the way they’ve supported it means so much to me.” Before she got onstage, she snapped photos with “Orange Is the New Black” actress Dascha Polanco and Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr., who presented John Varvatos with the Social Impact Award.

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Rihanna (left) poses with actress Dascha Polanco.
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Rihanna and Cuba Gooding Jr. inside the FNAAs.
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Olivia Palermo, Christie Brinkley, Spike Lee and Nicky Hilton Rothschild were also there to present awards.

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Christie Brinkley during the FNAAs.
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Olivia Palermo looks on during the FNAAs.
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Hilton Rothschild, who presented a Hall of Fame award to René Caovilla (his son Eduardo accepted on his behalf), showed off the super sparkly soles of her Caovilla pumps.

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Nicky Hilton Rothschild shows off the sparkly sole of her René Caovilla pumps.
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Click through the gallery to see more from inside the 2016 Footwear News Achievement Awards.

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The FNAAs are sponsored by FFANY, Zappos Luxury, FDRA and Two Ten.

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