CFDA Fashion Awards 2016

CFDA Fashion Awards 2016

June 6, 2016
June 6, 2016
New York City
New York City


The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA), founded in 1962 by publicist Eleanor Lambert,[1] is a not-for-profit trade association of over 450 prominent American fashion and accessory designers. The first president of the Council was Sydney Wragge [2](till 1965). As of 2009, Diane von Fürstenberg was the group's president and Steven Kolb the CEO. The organization's mission is to strengthen the influence and success of American designers in the global economy.

In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, the organization is committed to the development of future American design talent, as well as providing support for established designers. Its educational Initiatives provide support and resources for students at the high school, collegiate, and post-graduate levels including the Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship and the Liz Claiborne Fashion Scholarship. In addition, it supports working designers in the early stages and throughout their careers through the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, the {FASHION INCUBATOR} and provides business opportunities for the membership through its Strategic Partnerships Group (SPG). Through the CFDA Foundation, it mobilizes its membership to support charitable causes such as: Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, The CFDA Health initiative, The CFDA-Vogue Initiative for HIV and AIDS (7th on Sale), Fashion for America, Fashion for Haiti, Fashion for Japan, and Fashion for Sandy Relief.

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Singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer, businesswoman
bornSeptember 4, 1981
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Resides inLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Jay Z
Rapper, entrepreneur
bornDecember 4, 1969
Brooklyn, New York
Mary-Kate Olsen
Actress, fashion designer, author, producer, businesswoman
bornJune 13, 1986
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Ashley Olsen
Actress, fashion designer, producer, author
bornJune 13, 1986
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.

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Joel Edward McHale (born November 20, 1971)[2] is an American comedian, actor, writer, television producer, and television host. He is known for hosting The Soup and portraying Jeff Winger on the NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community. He voiced Elliot in the computer-animated comedy film Open Season 2,[3] and has appeared in such films as Spider-Man 2, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, Ted, What's Your Number?, and Blended.

Fashion Icon Award

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (/bˈjɒns/ bee-YON-say;[3] born September 4, 1981)[4][5][6] is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Their hiatus saw the release of Beyoncé's debut album, Dangerously in Love (2003), which established her as a solo artist worldwide, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy".

Following the disbandment of Destiny's Child in June 2005, she released her second solo album, B'Day (2006), which contained hits "Déjà Vu", "Irreplaceable", and "Beautiful Liar". Beyoncé also ventured into acting, with a Golden Globe-nominated performance in Dreamgirls (2006), and starring roles in The Pink Panther (2006) and Obsessed (2009). Her marriage to rapper Jay Z and portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008) influenced her third album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008), which saw the birth of her alter-ego Sasha Fierce and earned a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010, including Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". Beyoncé took a hiatus from music in 2010 and took over management of her career; her fourth album 4 (2011) was subsequently mellower in tone, exploring 1970s funk, 1980s pop, and 1990s soul.[7] Her critically acclaimed fifth album, Beyoncé (2013), was distinguished from previous releases by its experimental production and exploration of darker themes. Her sixth album, Lemonade (2016), was released in conjunction with a short film of the same name.

A self-described "modern-day feminist",[8] her musical repertoire is often characterized by themes of love, relationships, and monogamy, as well as female sexuality and empowerment. On stage, her dynamic, highly choreographed performances have led to critics hailing her as one of the best entertainers in contemporary popular music. Throughout a career spanning 19 years, she has sold over 100 million records as a solo artist,[9] and a further 60 million with Destiny's Child,[10][11] making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.[12][13] She has won 20 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award's history. The Recording Industry Association of America recognized her as the Top Certified Artist in America during the 2000s decade.[14][15] In 2009, Billboard named her the Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade,[16] the Top Female Artist of the 2000s and their Artist of the Millennium in 2011.[17][18] Time listed her among the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013 and 2014. Forbes magazine also listed her as the most powerful female musician of 2015.[19]


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Hammerstein Ballroom
The Hammerstein Ballroom is a two-tiered, 12,000-square-foot (1,100 m2) ballroom located within the Manhattan Center Studios at 311 West 34th Street in Manhattan in New York City. It is known for its elegant appearance and excellent acoustic design. The capacity of the ballroom is dependent on the configuration of the room; it seats 2,500 people for theatrical productions and musical performances, and several thousand for events held within a central ring.

Notable Attendees141


News Articles9

2016 CFDA Fashion Awards: The After Party
Women's Wear Daily  –  June 7, 2016
“I just want alcohol,” bemoaned a young woman as her VIP wristband was snapped onto her wrist at the entrance of Samsung’s Washington street pop-up on Monday night. It was nearing midnight, and after sitting through the three hours of dinner and ...
Blue Ivy Carter and JayZ at the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards  –  June 7, 2016
After we went to Formation, Duana became devout. Beyoncé ended up possessing her for an entire week. I’m not actually sure she’s out of it. She basically stole every minute she could out of every day she had to read anything on Beyoncé, including an ...
Beyonce Wins Fashion Icon Award at CFDA Fashion Awards  –  June 7, 2016
Beyonce was honored with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday, June 6. “As long as I can remember, fashion has always been a part of my life,” the pop superstar told a crowd of her peers at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New ...
2016 CFDA Awards: The Show, The Winners
Celebrity-Gossip  –  June 7, 2016
Fashion’s hottest names gathered at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City for the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday evening (June 6). Hosted by Joel McHale, the star-studded shindig honored individuals who have shaped American fashion “from all ...
Beyonce Receives 2016 CFDA Fashion Icon Award
Popcrush  –  June 7, 2016
Beyonce surprised attendees at the 2016 CFDA Awards on Monday (June 6), where she made a special and unexpected onstage appearance to accept the organization’s CFDA Fashion Icon award. With her husband Jay-Z, daughter Blue Ivy and mother Tina Knowles ...
2016 CFDA Fashion Award: Beyonce awarded Fashion Icon of the year
Times of India  –  June 7, 2016
Beyonce walked away with the top award of the night: Fashion Icon of 2016 Tonight, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
Winners Announced At The 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards In Collaboration With Swarovski  –  June 7, 2016
In a surprise moment on stage, Beyoncé was presented the Fashion Icon award by CFDA Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg. Highlights from the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards show program and red carpet coverage hosted by Zanna Roberts Rassi will be featured on www ...
CFDA Fashion Awards 2016: The Full Winners List!
E Online  –  June 7, 2016
The CFDA Awards may not be televised this year, but don't worry, we got you covered. The Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (otherwise known as the Academy Awards of the fashion world) took place tonight at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City ...
The CFDA Awards 2016 Red Carpet Is Fashion At Its Finest
The Huffington Post  –  June 7, 2016
If the Met Gala is the Oscars of fashion, then the CFDA Awards are the Golden Globes -- slightly more fun and relaxed, but just as stylish. The annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards is an event that honors the most talented designers in the ...

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