The 2019 Fragrance Foundation Awards
June 2019. New York City, The David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
For the seventh 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 the iconic David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, the evening began with guest arrivals and an elegant cocktail reception in the theater’s soaring marble lobby. A delicate fragrance created exclusively for this year’s awards by the Lifetime Achievement Perfumer scented the lobby while guests walked the red carpet, mingled and sipped champagne. A breath-taking floral backdrop made with real peonies, irises and roses served as an interactive photo op indoors.
For the second year in a row, comedian and actor Jane Krakowski hosted the main program. Once guests were seated in the theater, Jane kicked off the star-studded awards with a humorous opening monologue and medley of songs covering the fragrance industry and achievements since the prior year.
Notable program participants included Hall of Fame Honoree Tom Ford, Lifetime Achievement Perfumer Dominique Ropion, and Fragrance Industry Game Changer, Laura Slatkin.
Celebrity presenters and attendees included Michelle Pfieffer, Henry Golding, star of Crazy Rich Asians, Carine Roitfeld, Bebe Rexha, Maria Borges, Nick Youngquest, Luma Grothe, Jason Wu, Hilary Rhoda, Hannah Bronfman, and Maye Musk among others.
Following the awards program, guests ascended a gorgeous marble staircase to the David Koch Promenade for a seated dinner for over 500. The evening ended with an after party held on the terrace of the promenade, overlooking the iconic Lincoln Center fountain where guests danced to music by DJ Coleman.
The Fragrance Foundation Awards bring together virtually every luxury and consumer brand in the fragrance industry including Estée Lauder, John Varvatos, Coach, Dior, Coty, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani, Bottega Veneta, by Killian, Jo Malone, Maison Margiela, Victoria’s Secret, BYREDO, Viktor & Rolf, LVMH, Puig, Chanel, Chloé, Marc Jacobs, Versace, Lancôme, diptyque Paris, L’Oréal, Revlon, NEST, Bvlgari, and YSL.
Empire is a leading producer of events, award shows and programs for the luxury brand, fragrance, cosmetics, and fashion industries.