Presenting Gosselin with the 2018 Emerging Talent Award, von Furstenberg called the designer a “pusher of creativity.”
Von Furstenberg explained how, in just a few years, Gosselin has built a successful brand. She chronicled Gosselin’s beginnings, from night classes at FIT before launching her label in 2014 to becoming a CFDA member shortly after being a CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund finalist.
“It’s been a pleasure, with love and respect and admiration, to give this award to Chloe Gosselin,” von Furstenberg said, inviting Gosselin onstage.
After thanking the usual suspects — her team, her family, her friends — Gosselin took the time to thank the many women who choose to wear her designs.
“I want to thank all the women out there who are wearing my shoes,” the designer explained. “I know that you’re fierce, full of dreams and ambition, and I’m honored that you’re choosing to walk through life in my creations.”
Among those who choose to “walk through life” in Gosselin’s shoes are a slew of A-list celebrities. Keira Knightley, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman all have stepped out in her creations.
The FN Achievement Awards is a night in which business leaders, A-list celebrities, big-name influencers and more gather at the IAC Building in New York to recognize and celebrate veteran brands, emerging talents and revitalized retailers (watch the livestream here). This year’s honorees include Bruce Nordstrom, who was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award; Diane Sullivan as Person of the Year; Tabitha Simmons as Designer of the Year; and Christie Brinkley and her daughters, Sailor Brinkley-Cook and Alexa Ray Joel, as FN’s first multigenerational style influencers; and more. Learn more about all the honorees here.
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Below, see Christie Brinkley and her daughters take control at FN’s cover shoot.
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