INTIMATE APPAREL SQUARE CLUB HONORS FASHION FORMS FOUNDER AND CEO ANN DEAL AT 2011 H.U.G. AWARD GALA TO BENEFIT PEDIATRIC SERVICES AT NYU LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER - THE RUSK INSTITUTE OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE
New York, NY, December 1, 2011 - Leaders from retail and intimate apparel came together at the elegant New York venue 230 FIFTH on November 2 for the 2011 H.U.G. Award Gala, which celebrated the philanthropic and business achievements of Fashion Forms founder and CEO Ann Deal.
Staged by the nonprofit group Intimate Apparel Square Club (IASC), the annual H.U.G. Award Gala benefits pediatric services at NYU Langone Medical Center's Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
Ann Deal received her H.U.G. Award crystal from emcee Sonja Morgan.
received her H.U.G. Award crystal from emcee Sonja Morgan.
The award ceremony was highlighted by the participation of Valerie Koehler, Fashion Forms' Vice President of Sales, Becky Harmon, Director of Merchandising and Production at Fashion Forms, and Deal's niece Allison Adams, who delighted the audience with their touching anecdotes about Deal.
A popular figure in the intimate apparel industry known for her
long-running support of the H.U.G. Award, Deal
spearheaded a multifaceted fundraising campaign that included a raffle for an 18 karat brassiere-shaped rose gold and diamond necklace donated by Belly Bella of Beverly Hills and selling premium Godiva chocolates at the gala tables.