Tommy Hilfiger was presented the 1997 Fashion Medal of Honor for Fashion Leadership at an elaborate awards ceremony, in the Natural Museum of History, in New York City. The Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) Fashion Medal of Honor awards annually are one of the most prestigious awards in the fashion industry. Hilfiger was honored for his overall contribution to the fashion industry. Hilfiger designs are the most versatile in the fashion industry.
The Fashion Footwear Association of New York annual award show honors the greatest designers in the fashion world. Kenneth Cole was honored with the Fashion Medal of Honor for Footwear Design. He was selected for his creative designs, for his tireless dedication to community service, charity work, and his witty, groundbreaking advertising.