NEW YORK – George Feldenkreis, chairman and chief executive officer of Perry Ellis International, will be among the industry luminaries to be honored at the 29th annual AAFA American Image Awards, to be held the night of May 14 at the Grand Hyatt here.
Feldenkreis, slated to receive the Man of the Year award, is among a field of honorees that also includes Matt Rubel, president and CEO of Payless ShoeSource, Retailer of the Year; Kimora Lee Simmons of Baby Phat, Designer of the Year; and Patricia Field, Fashion Maverick Award.
Jay Manuel will host the event, 40% of the proceeds of which will go to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).
Rounding out the list of honorees are: New Balance, Innovation in Performance Award; Dany Levy of DailyCandy, Golden Pen Award; and Anna Kournikova, Spirit of a Woman Award, for her efforts on behalf of BGCA.
“The AAFA is delighted to recognize this year’s outstanding honorees, and to raise funds and awareness for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America,” said Kevin Burke, president and CEO of AAFA. “This truly is an impressive line-up, and we are thrilled to celebrate their great successes.”
Recent American Image events have raised close to $5 million, with 40% of proceeds going directly to AAFA’s philanthropic partners.
For information on the awards program and other AAFA programs, contact Mary Howell at 703-797-9045 or send e-mail to AIAinformation@aol.com.