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Just one day after announcing this year’s honorees and nominees at the CFDA Fashion Awards, the Council of Fashion Designers of America has more major news in store: The annual awards show will broadcast live on TV.
The CFDA has partnered with The Weinstein Company for a live telecast, marking the first time the awards ceremony will be featured on the small screen. TWC TV will produce and distribute the rights to air the show to a national outlet. The air date has yet to be announced.
CFDA president-CEO Steven Kolb and TWC’s co-chairman Harvey Weinstein and executive vp unscripted TV Patrick Reardon will serve as executive producers, with Eclipse Television’s Sergio Alfaro serving as producer of the broadcast. KCD is producing the event and Laird + Partners is handling the annual journal as well as art directing the nominee packages.
CFDA’s board of directors, including board chairman Diane von Furstenberg and designers Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Jenna Lyons and Vera Wang, made the decision to televise the ceremony.
Partnering with Weinstein doesn’t come as a surprise, considering he’s already heavily involved in the fashion community. Not only is he married to Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, but he has served as an executive producer of Project Runway and was recently honored at the amfAR’s glitzy New York Gala.
The CFDA Awards, in collaboration with Swarovski for the 15th year, are set to be held June 6 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.
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