Dennis Basso fêted in style

FIT's Annual Gala to Honor Dennis Basso, John and Laura Pomerantz and QVC - Inside
Dennis Basso speaks onstage during FIT's annual gala

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FIT Hosts Annual Gala Honoring Dennis Basso, John and Laura Pomerantz and QVC
June Ambrose

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FIT Hosts Annual Gala Honoring Dennis Basso, John and Laura Pomerantz and QVC
Ivana Trump and Dennis Basso

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FIT's Annual Gala to Honor Dennis Basso, John and Laura Pomerantz and QVC - Inside
Paris, Barron and Nicky Hilton

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FIT Hosts Annual Gala Honoring Dennis Basso, John and Laura Pomerantz and QVC
Carol Alt and Dennis Basso

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FIT Hosts Annual Gala Honoring Dennis Basso, John and Laura Pomerantz and QVC
Deborah Norville, Joyce F. Brown and H. Carl McHall

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FIT's Annual Gala to Honor Dennis Basso, John and Laura Pomerantz and QVC - Arrivals
Albany Irvin, Jill Martin, and Leah Williams

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Dennis Basso fêted in style

May 10, 2016

Dennis Basso was honored as designer of the year at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s gala at the Plaza on Monday, and the room was filled with his gowns.

Wearing Basso’s designs were Paris and Nicky Hilton , June Ambrose, Ivana Trump, Carol Alt, Jill Martin, Deborah Norville, Yaz Hernandez and Hilary Rhoda — who appears in Basso’s new ad campaign.

Paris, who modeled in a Basso fashion show at the Plaza as a teen, told us: “I’ve known Dennis my whole life . . . he always dressed my mother and her friends in the most fabulous clothes. It was my first time on a runway in his show when I was 16 . . . so much changed for me after that.”

Paris and Nicky Hilton Photo: PatrickMcMullan.com

Basso even designed the bridesmaid dresses for Nicky’s wedding to James Rothschild, and she’s now seven months pregnant with their first child, a girl.

Paris said, “I just can’t wait to be Auntie Paris, take her shopping and buy her cute clothes.”

Ivana recalled the days when Basso sold furs out of the back of a car, and said, “Now he has his flagship boutique on Madison Avenue.”

FIT’s Dr. Joyce Brown introduced Basso as “the son of a New Jersey produce importer,” and a “scrappy, risk-taking entrepreneur . . . a kid with a dream. I love his passion. His extravagance. His moxie. His heart.”

The black-tie event raised $1.7 million and also honored John and Laura Pomerantz and QVC. Other guests included Neil Sedaka, Denise Rich, Michael George, Debbie Bancroft, Jamie Tisch and Fe Fendi.

Basso said in an epic speech. “I wake up, [and] get dressed every day thinking I’m going to a party, even if it is or not.”

Well, Monday night was one hell of a party.

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