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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
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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
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
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.
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