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Intimate Apparel takes center stage at Femmy Gala

Feb 24, 2016

The Underfashion Club (UFC), an Intimate Apparel charitable organization led by Victor Vega of Wacoal America, held its annual Femmy Gala in New York City on 2 February 2016.
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From left to right: Dita Von Teese, with 6 student designers: Kimberly Paley (1st prize), Laura Leong (3rd prize), Rebecca Victor, Dita Von Teese, Diana Betances, Dayra Galarza, Valerie Lopez (2nd prize)

Hosted by burlesque star and fashion icon Dita Von Teese, the fundraising gala supports UFC education programs and honors individuals and companies that have significantly contributed to the industry and its growth.

It’s hard to imagine a brand that has contributed more to the growth of intimate apparel than LYCRA® fiber, and the brand was honored to be part of this special evening that supports education. LYCRA® fiber first revolutionized lingerie nearly six decades ago, and it continues to drive innovation with breakthrough technologies that redefine comfort, fit, freedom of movement, and shaping. LYCRA® BEAUTY COOLING which brings moisture wicking properties to shapewear, is the brand’s most recent innovation that is destined to transform the industry.

Representatives of INVISTA, owner of the LYCRA® fiber brand, attended the event along with industry executives from all over the world. As a valued partner of the mills, designers and brands who continue to shape Intimate Apparel today, INVISTA is viewed as an unequaled source of fiber and fabric innovation, as well as technical expertise.

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From left to right: from INVISTA Apparel, Pattie Ficorilli, Sr Acct Mgr Intimate Apparel, Bob Dzielak, Commercial Director, Tristine Berry, Independent Marketing Consultant, Bob Kirkwood, Executive VP Technology & Marketing, Dianne Lober, Brand Communications Mgr.

INVISTA is proud to support the UFC’s mission and congratulates this year’s FEMMY award honorees:

  • Amazon Fashion – Retailer
  • Richard Leeds International – Manufacturer
  • Best Pacific/New Horizon – Supplier
  • Lane Bryant/Cacique – Innovation Award
  • Martin Trust, Founder, Mast Industries – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Francesca Spinetta, Co-owner & Editorial Director, INTIMA magazine – President’s Award

The event raised approximately $600,000 to fund scholarships, internships and continuing education programs that support the UFC’s mission: “Education today for a better industry tomorrow.” 


The LYCRA Company Pattie Ficorilli Senior Account Manager, Intimate Apparel, North America +1 203.949.9903 Wilmington , DE