On Monday, Fashion Group International (FGI) hosted its 27th annual Rising Star Awards inside The Lighthouse at New York City’s Chelsea Piers. There, the non-profit organization, one dedicated to connecting and supporting fashion’s visionaries on all levels, celebrated a slew of up-and-coming talent across the industry.

Fashion legend Patricia Field took to the stage as the event’s keynote speaker, offering a room full of emerging talent and burgeoning entrepreneurs her words of wisdom on finding success. “All successes require time,” she said. “Look inward, not outward. Look into yourself and get acquainted because you’re going to take yourself through life.”

Field’s wisdom, one cultivated through decades of path-forging made-to-order craftsmanship and costume design for industry tentpole films like The Devil Wears Prada and Sex and The City, permeated the room, and a trophy-filled program promptly ensued.

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