Dries Van Noten and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Dries Van Noten and Maggie Gyllenhaal

NEW YORK, Sep 14, 2009 / FW/ — Still trying to get caught up with Fashion’s Night Out and FIT honoring Dries Van Noten… so, here it is, better late than never.

The first official even of fashion week is the awards ceremony held in honor of Dries Van Noten as he was awarded the 2009 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion by The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Held at the very swanky Cipriani’s restaurant on 42nd Street, it was a gathering of fashion’s who’s who that included Dries Van Noten as the honoree, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Iman, Simon Doonan, Diane von Furstenberg and Carson Kressley, among others.

That was on September 9th; the next day, on September 10th was Fashion’s Night Out which brought Victoria Beckham and Gwen Stefani into the city.

Victoria Beckham made an appearance at Bergdorf Goodman and signed Fashion’s Night Out t-shirts to the delight of the fans.

Meanwhile at Bloomingdale’s, Gwen Stefani made an appearance together with models who were wearing the latest collection of her L.A.M.B. ready-to-wear and accessories lines.