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The Business of Fashion takes center stage

The Business of Fashion takes center stage

Last night, The Business of Fashion (BoF) invited members of the fashion community from more than 45 countries and every facet of the industry for the annual #BoF500 gala, now in its seventh year. In partnership with JHSF, the gala celebrated 100 new inductees to the BoF 500 and toasted the 1,000+ strong BoF 500 community at the historic Hôtel de Ville, Paris.

Jillian Mercado, Grace Elizabeth, Alton Mason and Ugbad Abd in Ruth Ossai’s photo studio at the BoF 500 Gala

Guests included: Naomi Campbell, Alexa Chung, Lauren Santo Domingo, Maisie Williams, Bianca Brandolini, Grace Elizabeth, Eva Chen, Paloma Elsesser, Aquaria, Ugbad Abdi, Caroline Vreeland, Karen Elson, Anna Cleveland, Carine Roitfeld, Pixie Geldof, Marco Bizzarri, Teddy Quinlivan, Adut Akech, Pierpaolo Piccioli, Dapper Dan, Shanelle Nyasiase, Alton Mason, Rick Owens, Pooja Mor, Coco Rocha, Urassaya “Yaya” Sperbund, Jillian Mercado, Francesca Bellettini, Tim Blanks, Angelica Cheung, Marine Serre, Kris Van Assche, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Haider Ackermann, Edgardo Osorio, Lorenzo Bertelli, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Stephane Ashpool, Jenke Ahmed Tailly, Jeenu Mahdevan, Matthew Williams, Ian Rogers, Raffaelo Napoleone, Davide de Giglio, Rodrigo Bazan, Cedric Charbit, Emanuele Farneti, Alexandre Matiussi, Carlo Capasa, Julie Gilhart, Linda Loppa, Camilla Lowther, Edwina McCann, Stephanie Phair, Fabien Baron, Christine Centenera, Michael Amzalag, Alexandre de Betak, Thierry Dreyfus, Piergiorgio Del Moro, Stephen Gan, Etienne Russo, Charlotte Stockdale, Anna Trevelyan, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Greg Chait, Michael Halpern, Gabriela Hearst, Tomo Koizumi, Gucci Westman, Christopher de Vos, Peter Pilotto, Anna dello Russo, Vanessa Friedman, Cathy Horyn, Suzy Menkes, Aimee Song, Elaine Welteroth, Ludovic de Saint Sernin, Kenneth Ize, Jose Auriemo Neto, Daniela Falcao, Uma Wang, Alice Ferraz, Oskar Metsavaht, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Kalyani Chawla, Manish Arora, Rahul Mishra, Darshan Mehta, Cecilia Morelli Parikh, and more than 500 other international talents from the global fashion community.

Adut Akech & Pierpaolo Piccioli, Paloma Elsesser, Eva Chen, Dapper Dan and Marco Bizzarri at the BoF 500 Gala (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for The Business of Fashion) 

The cover stars of BoF’s #BoF500 print edition – Dapper Dan, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Adut Akech were in attendance to cheer on fellow cover-star, American rap sensation Chika, as she performed her hit songs alongside the gospel choir, VOICES2GETHER.

Chika performing at the BoF 500 Gala

(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for The Business of Fashion)

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Adut Akech, Naomi Campbell and Anok Yai at the BoF 500 Gala

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(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for The Business of Fashion)

The #BoF500 for 2019 was supported by JHSF, Facebook and Tmall.

The seventh edition of the #BoF500 index was released yesterday here

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