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Alicia Keys, Gloria Steinem to Receive DVF Awards

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Alicia Keys, left, and Gloria Steinem

Designer Diane von Furstenberg will present the awards during the 5th annual DVF gala this Friday.

Designer Diane von Furstenberg, who made fashion news this year with the 40th anniversary of her famous wrap dress, is honoring an icon of the women's movement: Gloria Steinem.

Steinem, who turned 80 last week, will receive the Lifetime Leadership Award at the annual DVF Awards Friday evening in a ceremony at the United Nations.

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Also being honored: singer Alicia Keys, who receives the Inspiration Award.

Some high-profile presenters will be on hand, including Meryl Streep and Sarah Jessica Parker.

The DVF Awards were created in 2010 by von Furstenberg and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation to recognize and support "women who are using their resources, commitment and visibility to transform the lives of other women."

Each DVF Award winner receives $50,000 for her chosen cause.

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