The night began with a video tribute to fashion luminary, Fern Mallis, the 2012 Pratt Fashion Show lifetime achievement award honoree. The tribute captured the thoughts of many prominent designers on Mallis' career, her deep impact on the fashion industry, and their hopes for her future endeavors. Designer Jeffery Banks felt the award was more aptly titled a "half-life achievement award" because he wouldn't dare encourage any thoughts of retirement. "There is so much more that we are going to see from Fern," said Banks. "There's so many worlds that she hasn't explored yet."
|honoree Fern Mallis, Calvin Klein, and fashion show guests enjoying the show|
|Me, Fern Mallis, blogger Keily Hernandez, and O Magazine editor Abbe Wright|
You can see all of the looks presented at Pratt's Annual Student Fashion show here.