2017 CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Fashion Awards, NYC

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When: Monday, June 5, 2017

Hot Spot: Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC

Deets: Each June, the international fashion community honors the best and brightest in American design at the CFDA Fashion Awards. Founded in 1981, they are the highest honor in fashion and recognize the outstanding contributions made to American fashion in womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well as journalism, creative vision, personal style, and lifetime achievement.

In 2017, the CFDA introduced a unified Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent that applies to womenswear, menswear and accessory design. Additionally, CFDA added the Swarovski Award for Positive Change, which honors an individual in the U.S. fashion industry who has made a positive impact on American communities and has improved the welfare of others.

Nominations for each award category are submitted by the CFDA Fashion Awards Guild, an invitation-only network made up of the 500+ members of the CFDA, along with top fashion retailers, journalists, stylists and influencers. The nominees as well as recipients of the honorary awards are ratified by the CFDA Board of Directors. The Guild also votes for the winners for Womenswear, Menswear an Accessory Designer of the Year, as well as the unified Swarovski Awards for Emerging Talent.

The 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards, in partnership with Swarovski for the 16th year, will be held on June 5th at The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

This year's host is Seth Meyers. Honorees include: Rick Owens, Pat McGrath, Demna Gvasalia, Gloria Steinhem, Janelle Monáe, Cecile Richards & Kenneth Cole.

Who You May Spot: Host Seth Meyers, Rick Owens, Pat McGrath, Janelle Monáe, Gloria Steinem, Kenneth Cole, Diana von Furstenberg

Hint For The Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only.

For a full list of nominees and honorees click here.

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