The CFDA Fashion Awards return to The New York Public Library
The Council of Fashion Designers of America has announced that it is bringing the 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards back to The New York Public Library.
The event, which is the CFDA's biggest fundraiser, will take place on June 8 in the Celeste Bartos Forum, a dramatic, domed space within the library. The event marks the first fashion awards to take place at the NYPL since 2008. For the past two consecutive years, the event has taken place at the Brooklyn Museum, while in 2017 the awards ceremony was held inside The Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom.
Under the guidance of Tom Ford, who was named CFDA chairman in March 2019, this year's award ceremony will include several new nominee and honoree categories, including International Men’s Designer of the Year and Women’s Designer of the Year.
The ceremony will also introduce the Face of the Year and Brand of the Year awards -- both of which will be open to American or international contenders -- while the Positive Change award will be split into two new awards: Environmental Sustainability and Positive Social Influence.
Other categories at the ceremony will include the American Women’s Designer of the Year, American Men’s Designer of the Year, American Accessories Designer of the Year, American Emerging Designer of the Year, Fashion Icon Award, Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard, Founder’s Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert, and Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.
The CFDA said it will release more information on March 18.
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