The CFDA Announces the 2017 Awards Presenters and Live Facebook Broadcast
BY IVANNIA MORTON
American fashion’s leading tribute to designer talent, the CFDA Fashion Awards, announced the 2017 award presenters and that it will be broadcast live on Facebook Live for the first time, instead of the televised route that was scheduled for last year. The event will be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom for the second year, on June 5th. Seth Meyers will be this year’s host, along with Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Jon Bon Jovi, and more as award presenters.
We wanted to bring the CFDA Fashion Awards to a wider audience for some time and are excited to do this on Facebook Live this year.
This is exciting news for fashion enthusiasts all over. For the first time, those outside the industry can watch the anticipated event, which has come to be called the Oscars of Fashion.
The presenters for each category are:
Womenswear Designer of the Year
Menswear Designer of the Year
Accessory Designer of the Year
Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent
Swarovski Award for Positive Change presented to Kenneth Cole
Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert presented to Pat McGrath
International Award presented to Demna Gvasalia for Vetements & Balenciaga
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Rick Owens
Fashion Icon Award presented to Franca Sozzani
Board of Directors Special Tribute Award presented to Gloria Steinem & Janelle Monáe
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