Hillary Clinton to Present at CFDA Awards

The former Secretary of State is set to give renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta the Founders Award on Monday.
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Hillary Clinton is heading out to what is called the Oscar night of fashion--the CFDA Awards.

The former first lady will be present at next Monday's CFDA Awards to honor fashion designer Oscar de la Renta with the Founders Awards. Given in honor of Eleanor Lambert who founded the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1962, the Founders Awards gives special recognition to an individual who has made a unique contribution to the fashion world.

The international designer, who was known for dressing former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, displayed his garments at the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum last November where many of his dresses were seen worn by Clinton and Laura Bush. In the 2012 November issue of Vogue, Clinton told the fashion bible: "Like so many other women the world over, I have always turned to Oscar when I needed to shine."

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Along with Clinton, other attendees include Bravo's Andy Cohen hosting the award show, Kerry Washington presenting the Womenswear Designer of the Year, Ralph Lauren presenting The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award to Vera Wang, Canadian model Linda Evangelista presenting The Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard to Style's Tim Blanks, and Jessica Chastain presenting The International Award to Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci.

According to Fashionista, Dan Stevens will also in attendance to present Menswear Designer of the Year along with Ethan Hawke to honor costume designer Colleen Atwood with the Board of Directors Tribute and Rose Byrne to announce the Accessories Designer of the Year award.

The CFDA Awards will be held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 3.

See all the complete list of nominees here.

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