The industry's most anticipated event is held at Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria with a sophisticated crowd of 1,300 guests from the design industry. A venerable "Who's Who" of the top style makers come to honor the new inductees, who are selected from a nomination body of previous Hall of Fame members. The black-tie event begins with a cocktail reception that fills all three of the salons outside of the Grand Ballroom. A special VIP reception is held additionally with invited guests ranging from Hall of Fame members, benefactors, editors, members of the press, and platinum and gold sponsors. Dinner, the awards ceremony, and after-party follow the reception. Mark Strauss, President, Interior Design Media Group and Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief, Interior Design, host the awards ceremony. An inspirational documentary of each of the inductees is shown and inductees are present to accept award. It is the Academy Awards of the interior design industry. More info here.