The Jessica Simpson Collection designer, 35, first modeled a long, purple lace dress, which she teamed with nude sandals and a rose-gold clutch for the 2016 YMA Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, where she was honored for her contributions to fashion. (The scholarship supports aspiring designers.)
Fashion & Style recently had the chance to chat with the reality vet [Heather Thomson] during YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Roundtable on June 24, and we got to learn even more about the brunette beauty from how she ended up designing women's apparel to her decision to RHONY's season four cast.
It was a true celebration of the fashion industry as more than 1,600 people gathered Tuesday night at the YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Marriott Marquis to salute the talented college students who will shape our future. They were also there to support two industry icons: Tim Baxter, chief merchandising officer at Macy’s, and Ron Wurtzburger, president of Peerless Clothing.
Celebrity-designer-mom Jessica Simpson let it all hang out at Tuesday evening’s record-breaking YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund/Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards dinner.
Simpson, who was honored along with Macy’s chief merchandising officer Tim Baxter and Peerless Clothing president Ronny Wurtzburger, appeared in a tight black dress that showed off her curves. After 200 student scholarships were distributed, Simpson received YMA’s “future of fashion” award and seized the moment to suggest her next brand extension beyond the three dozen or so categories she’s already in. “I need lip gloss. That’s my next adventure. Macy’s — will you sell it?”
Four N.C. State students were recently awarded scholarships from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, a nonprofit made up of influential members of the fashion industry that works to offer support and encouragement to young people pursuing careers in design, merchandising, retailing and business.
It was a fabulous breakfast at Macy’s executive offices this morning, as 20 YMA scholars (representing top schools across the country) received invaluable career advice from Peerless president Ronny Wurtzburger, Macy’s chief innovation officer Peter Sachse and Macy’s CMO Tim Baxter.