Gearing Up for Gala
Sold-out event will benefit students while celebrating design
The 16th annual PAVE Gala, PAVE’s main fundraising event of the year, will take place the first night of Retail Design Collective. Returning
to the stunning Cipriani Wall Street venue
in New York, this celebratory industry networking event will bring industry luminaries together for an extended networking
reception, dinner, awards, and after-party.
Now in its 16th year, the Gala is a major
fundraiser for PAVE, which awarded over
$65,000 in grants and awards to students
and schools in 2011—and will award over
$77,000 in 2012.
Last year’s event, with record-breaking
attendance and sponsorships, drew over
600 influential industry professionals
from companies including Saks Fifth
Avenue, Godiva Chocolatier, Macy’s,
Bloomingdale’s, Target, Chute Gerdeman
Retail, d-ash design, Callison, and TPG
Architecture, to name a few. Eight stu-
dents with winning projects in the Student
Design Competition and four educators
attended through seats donated by indus-
try companies. As of press time, this year’s
Gala was sold out, with a waiting list.
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PAVE’s mission is to support the future of
retail design, so talented students from a
variety of schools play a role in the event
each year. Students this year were challenged to design black-and-white mannequin displays dressed in eveningwear,
daywear, and accessory designs inspired by
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
CIPRIANI WALL STREET
After-Party | 10:30-11: 30 p.m.
Kara Laricks, NBC’s first Fashion Star. Each
design will be reconstructed from an item
already in existence. Attendees will be able
to see both the final design and the original, unreconstructed item.
Now in its 16th year, the Gala is a major fundraiser for PAVE, which awarded over $65,000 in
grants and awards to students and schools in 2011—and will award over $77,000 in 2012.
• See the best in student design as winners of PAVE’s 18th annual Student Design
Competition are recognized for their visual
merchandising and pop-up shop design creations for the Bonobos brand, sponsored
and presented by B+N Industries.
• Experience the Excellence in New York
Visual Merchandising and Design Awards,
presented by VMSD magazine.
• Enjoy the top holiday windows in
New York, presented by DDI magazine.
• Honor Rising Stars, professionals
under 40 years of age, through awards
presented by PAVE.