Ralph Rucci to Receive the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award

Ralph Rucci==The FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL Presents The 15th Annual RISING STAR AWARDS==Cipriani 42 Street, NYC==January 26, 2012== ©Patrick McMullan==Photo - RYAN MCCUNE/PatrickMcMullan.com==== Photo: Ryan McCune/PatrickMcMullan.com

Savannah College of Art and Design will present the designer with this year's honor at a ceremony accompanying its annual student fashion show on May 19. Rucci will also showcase an exhibition of his designs at one of SCAD's galleries (a space also named for Talley) and will "personally select items" from his Chado Ralph Rucci line for inclusion. Previous winners of the award include John Galliano, Diane von Furstenberg, and Karl Lagerfeld.