WHAT TO KNOW AHEAD OF TONIGHT’S CFDA AWARDS: WHERE TO WATCH, WHO WILL BE HONORED AND MORE!

Anna Wintour and Diane Von Furstenberg (photo courtesy of Getty images)

ANNA WINTOUR AND DIANE VON FURSTENBERG (PHOTO COURTESY OF GETTY IMAGES)

With the CFDA Awards (hosted by the Council of Fashion Designers of America) taking place this evening, the night belongs to fashion and the industry’s biggest players.

There have already been big changes announced, with a unified Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent for womenswear, accessories, and menswear (as opposed to separate categories for each).

Here, a rundown of other key information to know ahead of the event:

  • The ceremony will take place at The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York
  • Late Night host Seth Meyer will host the awards
  • Official hashtag: #CFDAAwards

STUART VEVERS, COACH. GETTY IMAGES FOR AAFA.

NOMINEES INCLUDE:

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack Mccollough for Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs, Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen for The Row

Menswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, Robert Geller, Thom Browne, Tim Coppens, and Todd Snyder

Accessories Designer of the Year: Stuart Vevers for Coach, Irene Neuwirth, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel, Paul Andrew, and Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent: Laura Vassar and Kris Brock for Brock Collection, Gabriela Hearst, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse, Virgil Abloh for Off-White, Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

HONOREES INCLUDE:

Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Kenneth Cole

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Rick Owens

Founders Award: Pat McGrath

International Award: Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga

Fashion Icon Award: Franca Sozzani

Board of Directors’ Tribute: Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monae

PRESENTERS:

Famous faces like Nicole Kidman, Karen Elson, Alek Wek, Amber Valletta, Armie Hammer, Jon Bon Jovi and Kerry Washington will be on stage to present the night’s biggest awards.

 

GUESTS:

Last year brought out big names like Beyonce, Lena Dunham and Jessica Chastain. This year is sure to attract A-listers as well.

 

WHERE TO WATCH:

The red carpet starts at 6 p.m. EST and the show begins at 8:45 p.m. EST, all can be watched on CFDA’s Facebook Live broadcast.

 

Source: Accessories Magazine by Christine Galasso