NEW YORK -- All 900 of the $1,000 tickets have been sold for the Council of Fashion Designers of America dinner and annual awards presentation tonight at Lincoln Center.
This year's dinner is accommodating 100 people more than last year's at $100 more a ticket. Another 1,600 tickets are sold for the awards presentation, dessert and disco that round out the night. They are priced at $300 and $150. The expected sellout includes 500 student seats, which, as reported, were sponsored by Tommy Hilfiger.
Additions to the list of presenters include singer K.D. Lang, who will present Richard Tyler his Perry Ellis Award for new fashion talent in women's wear. Holly Brubeck, style editor of The New York Times Magazine, will present the International Award to Prada. Columnist Liz Smith will give the Eugenia Sheppard Award, which honors members of the fashion media, to Bill Cunningham, photographer for the Times, and Liz Tilberis, editor in chief of Harper's Bazaar, will present a special award to Fabien Baron, art director at Harper's Bazaar.
Stan Herman, CFDA president, said more CFDA member designers than ever -- about 75 -- are expected to attend.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia