Iman dazzles in a Michael Kors dress posing with the designer himself, who received the Fashion Award at the Night of Stars ceremony. Photo: J. Graylock, JPIstudios.com

The cavernous Cipriani Wall Street in NYC was packed with wall-to-wall glamour on Thursday night as Fashion Group International celebrated its 26th annual Night of Stars.

Celebs of every stripe came out to support their favorite designer honorees. Mary J. Blige and James Franco were on hand to present the Fashion Award to Gucci's Frida Giannini, while a radiant Iman presented the same accolade to Michael Kors.

Even Gwen Stefani -- ever the shy worldwide pop star -- attended on behalf of fragrance guru Cathrine Walsh, though she proved to be quite nervous.

"I hate doing this, this is my hell," Stefani nervously bumbled at the podium. "The last time I did this was to induct the Police into the Hall of Fame, but Catherine created five little Harajuku dolls, who else would do that?"

Meanwhile, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese relished the opportunity to present. "I can't believe they let me speak, they never do that," she joked prior to introducing British milliner Stephen Jones.

Emmy Rossum, in a gold Donna Karan column, confessed that she was excited to meet musician Michael Stipe, who was giving the Corporate Leadership Award to Renzo Rosso, owner of Diesel, Viktor & Rolf, Maison Martin Margiela, and DSquared.

The actress also admitted that her attendance was two-fold. "I'm here with André Leon Talley and Paula Wallace from Savannah College of Art and Design. They are giving me an award next month. My new movie 'Dare' comes out on November 14th."

Debonair designer Oscar de la Renta received the evening's highest honor, the Superstar Award, which was presented by Vogue's Hamish Bowles and Grace Coddington.

"I have been doing this for many years, and I have had a wonderful time," said the appreciative couturier to the crowd which had given him a standing ovation.