Article Nov 26, 2016

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Riccardo Tisci thanks friends after receiving Superstar award

Riccardo Tisci thanked his famous friends for their support upon being honored at the 2016 Fashion Group International Night of Stars Gala on Thursday night (27Oct16).

The Italian fashion designer, who currently helms Givenchy, was presented with the Superstar award at the ceremony in New York and had Nicki Minaj accompany him on the red carpet.

While Riccardo looked dapper in a black suit, dark shirt and black bow tie, the rapper looked stunning in a Gothic black gown made of lace and featuring a lace and leather train.

Uploading photos from the event on Instagram, the sartorial star shared how grateful he was to have Nicki by his side.

“The sleeping beauty........@nickiminaj @fginyc #fginos2016#loveyou (sic)” he captioned a shot of them posing together with the rapper’s eyes closed, before posting another of him sitting at a table inside the Cipriani Wall Street with Nicki, Carine Roitfeld, Joan Smalls, Mariacarla Boscono as well as performers Ladyfag and Marina Abramovic.

“ME AND MY MAIN LADIES... THE MOST AMAZING GROUP OF WOMEN, MY VERY OWN FAMILY. THANK YOU FOR SUCH A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT @fginyc #fginos2016 #love#family #forever (sic)” he wrote alongside the happy snap.

This isn’t the first time Riccardo and Nicki have attended an A-list bash together; in April (16) they arrived to the Time 100 Gala arm in arm after both making the list for Fashion Agitator and Icon awards, respectively.

Other big names in the industry that were honored on Thursday included Tory Burch, Erdem Moralioglu and designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, who previously worked together at Valentino but have since gone their separate ways, as Chiuri took the helm at Christian Dior in July (16).