MACY’S, INC., CEO TERRY LUNDGREN, DESIGNER DIANE VON FURSTENBERG AND VOGUE EDITOR IN CHIEF ANNA WINTOUR TO BE HONORED AT THE LEADERSHIP AWARDS GALA WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, AT THE PLAZA HOTEL

—Fund-Raising Event, Hosted by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, NYC & Company Chairman Emily Rafferty and NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta, to Recognize Top Names in Fashion for Contributions to New York City's Vibrancy and Culture—

New York City (November 22, 2010)—NYC & Company’s nonprofit cultural tourism charity, the NYC & Company Foundation, will honor some of the top names in fashion at its 10th annual fund-raising event at The Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, December 1. The Leadership Awards Gala—hosted by the evening's Honorary Chairman Mayor Bloomberg, NYC & Company Chairman Emily Rafferty and NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta—will recognize Terry Lundgren, chairman, president and CEO of Macy’s, Inc., designer Diane von Furstenberg, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA); and Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, as distinguished leaders of the fashion and retail industries and contributors to the vibrancy of New York City's arts and cultural communities.

Expected guests include actress Leelee Sobieski; author Amanda Brooks; Barneys New York CEO Mark Lee; Barneys New York Creative Director Simon Doonan; Theory President Andrew Rosen; Bloomberg President Dan Doctoroff; Liz Claiborne founder Art Ortenberg; New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn; Estée Lauder's William Lauder, Ann Taylor Stores Corporation CEO Kay Krill; and Saks Inc. CEO Steve Sadove.

In addition to pioneering New York City’s $55 billion fashion and retail sectors, Lundgren, von Furstenberg and Wintour have also greatly supported cultural institutions, programs and communities across the five boroughs—critical components of NYC's tourism industry. Most recently, the three collaborated with NYC & Company to help produce the second year of Fashion’s Night Out, the largest citywide celebration of the fashion and retail industries.

EVENT: NYC & Company Foundation Leadership Awards Gala

DATE: Wednesday, December 1

TIME: 6:30pm for red-carpet arrivals

PLACE: The Plaza Hotel Fifth Avenue between West 58th and 59th Street

Press must RSVP, as space is limited. Please contact Tiffany Townsend at NYC & Company (212.484.1270/ttownsend@nycgo.com). Dinner tickets are sold out.