Fragrance Foundation Awards 2018
June 2018. New York, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
For the sixth consecutive year, Empire served as the producer of the Fragrance Foundation Awards, the fragrance industry’s premier event celebrating outstanding achievement and creativity.
Held at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the evening began with guest arrivals and an elegant cocktail reception in the hall’s outdoor sunken plaza and soaring glass atrium. Amidst a series of freestanding walls, printed with this year’s design motif, guests mingled and sipped champagne while attending celebrities walked the red carpet and posed for photographers.
Once seated in Alice Tully Hall, the evening’s host, award winning actress Jane Krakowski, kicked off the star-studded award program in her signature style. Her humorous opening monologue covered the fragrance industry and this year’s nominee achievements.
Notable program participants included Hall of Fame Honoree and renowned perfumer Ann Gottlieb, Lifetime Achievement Perfumer Olivier Cresp, and Fragrance Industry Gamechanger Frédéric Malle.
Celebrity presenters and attendees included Denis Ferenc, Josephine Skriver, Jay Fielden, Nina Dobrev, Jerry Vittoria, Jason Wu, Derek Hough, Nina Garcia, Rita Ora, Naomi Campbell, Leonard Lauder, Olivia Palermo, and Chanel Iman.
Following the seated awards program, guests returned to the Alice Tully Hall atrium which had been transformed during the program into an elegant, seated dinner – the perfect summer evening dining experience.
The evening ended with an after party held at the Lincoln Ristorante where guests danced to music by fashion-favorite DJ Coleman.
The Fragrance Foundation Awards bring together virtually every luxury and consumer brand in the fragrance industry including Estée Lauder, Atelier Cologne, Dior, Coach, Coty, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Jo Malone, Maison Margiela, Victoria’s Secret, Michael Kors, Givenchy, Elizabeth Arden, LVMH, Puig, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Cartier, Hermès, Lancôme, diptyque Paris, Revlon, NEST, Frédéric Malle, Cire Trudon, YSL and Gucci.
Empire is a leading producer of events, award shows and programs for the luxury brand, fragrance, cosmetics, and fashion industries.