After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, the traditionally annual Femmy Gala returned to the landmark Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on August 2. It was wonderful to see the joyous faces of old and new friends and associates coming together in person to celebrate the intimate apparel industry and this year’s outstanding honorees! Our hosts were BETTY, the award-winning indie rock trio Alyson Palmer, and sisters Amy and Elizabeth Ziff.
The Femmy Gala, recognized as the premier event in the Intimate Apparel Industry, is the fundraising vehicle which enables the Underfashion Club to support its extensive Scholarship, Awards, Internship and Grants (SAIG) programs. These efforts bring to life the Underfashion Club’s credo of “Education today for a better industry tomorrow”.
Congratulations to the 2022 Femmy Award honorees:
Brand Disruptor Award: Savage X Fenty
Christiane Pendarvis – Chief Merchandising and Design Officer
Natalie Guzman – CMO
We asked Christiane, “What is the vision for the future of Savage X Fenty in regards to sustainability and uplifting the communities that produce your product?”
Generations Award: The Komar Family
Charlie Komar – CEO and President
David Komar – CMO
We asked Charlie, “What core values does your family pass down through generations in the business of intimates?”
David Heath – Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
We asked David, “How is your business able to stay afloat considering your charitable business model of donating an article of clothing for every piece sold?”
Industry Science Award: The NPD Group
Marshal Cohen – Chief Industry Advisor
We asked Marshal, “What sets the intimate apparel market apart from other markets that your organization analyzes?”
Cami Téllez – CEO, Founder, and Creative Director
We asked Cami, “How do you think the future of intimate apparel marketing will differ from what we have seen so far?”
See photos from the evening on our Facebook page!
Watch what happened at the 2022 Femmy Awards with these videos!
Our thanks to everyone who celebrated the intimate apparel industry with us in person at this year’s Femmy Gala and supported our SAIG (scholarships, awards, internships, and grants) programs with your donations. Your creativity, contributions, and passion are helping create a stronger future for our industry! If you are not yet a member of the Underfashion Club, please consider joining. Click Here for more details.