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D&D Building “Star On The Rise” Award for 2015

NYC’s Decoration & Design Building (D&D Building) names Susana Simonpietri a “Star On The Rise” on their 50th Anniversary.

Designers, both those summiting the peak of their careers and those just emerging are being hailed as this year’s “Stars” by the Decoration and Design Building. This year’s Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise honorees were feted at both a cocktail party and a black-tie dinner, at the D&D Building at Upper Story by Charlie Palmer. The jury, made up of previous honorees and other industry luminaries included Jury Chair Matthew Patrick Smyth, a Star of Design 2011; Brad Ford, a Star on the Rise 2012; Irene Edwards of Lonny Magazine; Eric Daniels of Fashion Institute of Technology; and Tomas Georgi of Donghia.

Read more about the award ceremony and honorees at


The DDB is celebrating its golden anniversary this year, and Go Design Go is commemorating the 50-year milestone with some of its favorite designers. Today, newly inducted Star on the Rise designer Susana Simonpietri reveals her favorite design and fashion trends from 1965.

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