Emily Blunt hosts 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards

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The annual CFDA Awards are one of fashion’s most defining nights. Industry insiders from all walks of life come together to honor the season’s top design talent, while also highlighting culturally relevant elements. Making her official comeback in person since the start of the pandemic, the CFDA has hired fashion-forward Emily Blunt to host this year’s event, and according to iconic designer and longtime president of the organization. , Tom Ford, that was a perfect fit.

“Emily is one of the most talented actresses in the world. Its timeless style and elegance brightens up any room, ”said Ford, asking the Quiet Place star to lend his talents to the party. “The wonderful thing about Emily is that she is both kind and intelligent. I have great admiration for her and am very happy to have her as host of this year’s CFDA Awards.

The guest list includes nominees Christopher John Rogers, Telfar Clemens of Telfar and Peter Do. Other fan favorites include Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta, Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada for Prada, and Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga. CFDA CEO Steven Kolb said he was particularly excited about all the new talent coming from the United States. “We are incredibly happy to see several talented names among the nominees for the first time,” he said. “American fashion is experiencing a resurgence of energy and these designers play an important role in the future trajectory of our industry.

In addition to honoring top fashion talent, it was announced that red carpet mavens Anya Taylor-Joy and Zendaya will receive the first face of the year and fashion icon from CFDA 2021, respectively. It’s not surprising, given that the two produced an aftermarket look, with the help of image architect Law Roach. The third new category for 2021 is the Positive Social Influence Award, which will be presented to the Model Alliance. The nonprofit was founded by Sara Ziff in 2012 to protect the rights of models and help create safer workplaces, long before the #MeToo movement.

The event is scheduled for November 10 at New York’s iconic Park Avenue venue, The Pool + The Grill.

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