The fight to eradicate breast cancer got a boost of star power tonight from boldface name entertainers and the footwear industry’s big players at the 25th annual Fashion Footwear Association of New York’s Shoes on Sale Gala, presented by QVC. The ceremony, held at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York, raises funds for breast cancer research and honors those who have made contributions to the cause.
Pop star-shoe designer Katy Perry, who serves as the 2018 FFANY ambassador, arrived in head-to-toe pale pink — an apt tribute to the color embraced by breast cancer awareness supporters. Perry’s outfit included a jumpsuit with a long train and matching pumps. Taking to the stage, she introduced Designer of the Year honoree, Tabitha Simmons.
Katy Perry presents an award to Tabitha Simmons.
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Perry shared that Simmons has been a source of inspiration and support. “I keep returning to Tabitha’s collections because they are a gateway to a fantasy world, one each of us can all reach via a knee-high lace-up boot or velvet pump,” she said. “Two years ago I started my own shoe line, Katy Perry Collections, and it’s been an incredible learning process for me. Designing takes vision, patience and