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We are less than two weeks away from the 2016 CFDA Awards, the Council of Fashion Designers Of America is an exclusive, by invitation only, not-for-profit trade association whose membership consists of more than 400 of America’s most talented designers.

It’s a coveted club that almost every American fashion designer (whether they admit it or not) wants entry into. Founded in 1962, the CFDA’s mission statement is “to strengthen the impact of American Fashion in the Global Economy.” This year, Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow, the co-creators of Public School are up for Menswear Designer of the Year award.

DKNY Women's - Runway - Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week: The Shows

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The award show will be presented in an expanded format at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, for the first time. The show was almost televised; however, the organization announced via statement that it has decided not to “move forward with a television broadcast opportunity this year.”  Televised or not, they have a great program lined up, including a tribute to supermodel Iman’s beloved David Bowie.

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Cocktails

Source: Larry Busacca / Getty / Jennifer Hudson at the 2014 CFDA Awardsd

Jennifer Hudson, who has recently left The Color Purple on Broadway is slated to perform. Details about the stars appearance is being kept heavily under wraps; however, it was revealed that her song will close the show. Given her stunning tribute to Prince with her rendition of “Purple Rain” after a show, is the fashion industry planning to utilize the star to bay homage to the icon?

We’ll just have to wait till June 6th.

 

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