Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige and More Honor Fashion's All-Stars

10/23/2009 at 05:10 PM ET

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To honor some of the biggest names in the business, Fashion Group International called upon the luxe labels’ star clients including, Gwen Stefani, James Franco, Jon Bon Jovi and Mary J. Blige, “I’ve been a Gucci girl as long as I remember Gucci being around,” said Blige, who kicked off the evening by joining Franco in giving Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini the Star Honoree award. “I went to the fashion show in Milan,” she told PEOPLE after stepping down from the stage, “And everything that was coming down that runway, I was screaming. So many people keep their game-face on: they are quiet. I was screaming.” And while the singer relished her time praising the designer on stage and off, Gwen Stefani got a case of stage fright when giving a beauty award to Catherine Walsh, Coty’s Senior Vice President of American Fragrances. “”I hate doing this. This is my hell,” Stefani said of public speaking. Other stars who took to the stage included Jon Bon Jovi, who presented Kenneth Cole with a humanitarian award and Iman, who honored Michael Kors. Finishing the stylish awards was none-other than Oscar de la Renta who described his decades-spanning career, dressing everyone from Jackie O to Sarah Jessica Parker, as “doing what I love to do most, designing clothes, doing for a woman the best that I can.” Talk about a Starry Night!–Reporting by Jeffrey Slonim

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Bon Jovi definitely rocks, the best rock and roll band in the planet”*~

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Bon Jovi in the 90’s is super popular and can i say the king of rock and roll on those days-“-

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i think that the best song of Bon Jovi is the Bed of Roses~`,

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i remember Bon Jovi when i was still in high school, Bon Jovi was very popular in the 90’s~’*

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