Business of Fashion Celebrates #BoF500

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

New York Fashion Week has come to a close, but across the pond in England, London Fashion Week is taking place. In perfect alignment with London Fashion Week, fashion business news publication Business of Fashion hosted their annual #BoF500, celebrating the top 500 biggest names in fashion. This is the third annual #BoF500 list that the publication has released.

The event, which took place at the London Edition Hotel, was supported by QIC Global Real Estate. The launch also coincided with the release of the publication’s special print issue, featuring Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele and ceo Marco Bizzarri on the cover. This year’s topic is “Reinvention.”

In attendance at the fashionable and opulent event was BoF founder Imran Amed, Kate Moss, Natalie Massenet, Olivia Palermo, Jonathan Newhouse, Eva Chen, Tory Burch, Alexa Chung, Christopher Bailey, Gareth Pugh, Christopher Kane, Roksanda Ilincic, Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou, Justin O’Shea, Mickey Boardman, Lynn Yaeger, Alexandra Richards, Derek Blasberg, Lauren Santo Domingo, Karla Otto, Linda Fargo, Ken Downing and Ajak Deng.

After dinner entertainment was provided by DJ sets from Mademoiselle Yulia, Sink the Pink and Alpines. Dancers from the House of Lady Di jumped on the tables and vogued for attendees. British singer-songwriter Shura gave a basement concert for guests too.

The recent #BoF500 included some notable New Yorkers such as The New York Times Vanessa Friedman, designer Thom Browne, CFDA presidentSteven Kolb and Condé Nast chief executive officer Bob Sauerberg.

The list is a compilation of the 500 most influential people in fashion, focusing on the most major global influencers. It includes everyone from major power players who are household names, to those who have launched innovative startups.

View the full list of #BoF500 members at

All photos courtesy of BFA.



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