Ecco Domani Raises A Glass (Or Seven)

imageOn Friday night, Ecco Domani wines fêted the seven recipients of the 2008 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation awards. Among the honorees were womenswear designers Alexander Wang (our personal favorite, left, with Mary Alice Stephenson) and Elise Overland, and the winner of the foundation’s first-ever accessories award, Subversive Jewelry. Of the awards, EDDF judge Marylou Luther explains, “The word ‘domani’ in Ecco Domani is the perfect metaphor of what [these] awards represent to the American fashion industry: Tomorrow.” Past recipients of the $25,000 grants—used to showcase their collections in shows or presentations during last week’s New York Fashion Week—include Zac Posen, Thakoon, Erin Fetherston, Peter Som, and more. The festivities brought out sartorial fans like Mary Alice Stephenson (who lost a string of sequins from her vintage gown, which we then tried to sell on eBay—unsuccessfully) and Carmen Electra. And, well, if Carmen Electra’s appearance doesn’t scream the “future of fashion,” we can’t imagine what will. —Nick Haramis

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