Self-proclaimed "rock star" for the evening, Betsey Johnson, kept the crowd enthralled with her glowing and personal endorsement of Fern Mallis, the winner of Parsons' first annual AAS Icon Award. In addition to the award-giving, the main event last night was the exhibit featuring the best emerging talent from this year's graduating class from Parsons. Some of the students inspirations that were mentioned ranged from reality-based names like designers Viktor and Rolf, pop star Rihanna, model Omyraha to non-reality-based ideas like reverie and tranquility.