The 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards Will Not Be Televised After All
Curious minds will simply have to rely on Snapchat for a glimpse inside this year's show.
The CFDA Fashion Awards, whose nominees this year include Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as well as Gucci's Alessandro Michele, will no longer be televised when they take place on June 6.
Back in March, the CFDA announced that the 2016 awards would be broadcast on the small screen for the first time ever — a decision backed by the organization's board of directors, including chairman Diane Von Furstenberg and members Vera Wang, Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger.
The deal was inked with The Weinstein Co., which had planned to distribute the rights to a national outlet. However, CFDA president and CEO Steven Kolb on Tuesday stated that this would no longer be the case.
"As previously announced, the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards will be held at The Hammerstein Ballroom for the first time after seven years at Alice Tully Hall," Kolb said in a release. "The new venue comes with a dynamic new format featuring performances, live fashion and the return to a seated dinner. With all these changes, we have decided to not move forward with a television broadcast opportunity this year.”
Guess we'll just have to rely on insider Snapchat videos for a look inside the swanky affair.