With its invitation-only event, and attendees from over 20 countries around the world, the BOF celebrated the people influencing and shaping the global fashion industry today.
The event was a star studded night with guests including Selena Gomez, Jared Leto, Karlie Kloss, Halima Aden, Doutzen Kroes, Jordan Barrett, Ashley Graham, Aimee Song, Chiara Ferragni and Jason Wu in attendance.
The #BoF500 Gala dinner was then followed by an after party at PUBLIC ARTS. Guest were treated to a musical performances by Interscope Records artists BØRNS, 6LACK and Daya, with an additional more intimate set from Jacob Banks, Oliver, and AlunaGeorge later in the night.
Speaking about the event, founder and chief executive officer of The Business of Fashion, Imran Amed said, "Bringing the #BoF500 Gala to New York is a testament to the enduring importance of the American fashion business at a time of unprecedented change in the industry and the wider world," Continuing, "We are delighted to bring together global fashion influencers from around the world — from as far afield as St Petersburg, Tokyo, Beijing, Paris, Brazil and Sydney — to celebrate their contributions to this $2.4 trillion industry."
Mark Tritton, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Target said, "It was wonderful to help celebrate the #BoF500 and the brightest stars shaping the fashion and retail industries today," adding, "Today's retail and fashion landscape continue to change quickly and it's critical to have The Business of Fashion, with their keen reporting on both the creative and business sides of fashion, to stay on pace with the rate of change and evolving consumer trends."