The event, which will take the form of an intimate dinner, honors the industry’s top image-makers from fashion designers and style icons to makeup artists and hairstylists.
This year, InStyle’s honorees are Nicole Kidman (Style Icon), Tom Ford (Designer), Shailene Woodley (Advocate), Priyanka Chopra (Breakthrough Style Star), Leon Bridges (Man of Style), Leslie Fremar (Stylist), Sir John (Makeup Artist) and Danilo (Hairstylist).
“InStyle represents the confluence of fashion and the red carpet. At the InStyle Awards, we recognize the impact these two worlds have on each other,” said Brown. “Inspired by our annual ‘Hollywood’s 50 Best Dressed’ list, the awards spotlight the power of fashion and celebrity, as well as that of stylists. I’m thrilled to be joining InStyle at such an exciting time and to host this signature event.”
InStyle will profile its annual “Hollywood’s 50 Best Dressed” list in its November issue, which spotlights the relationship between the runway and the red carpet. The creation of both the awards show and the list is a way for InStyle to cement its place as an authority on celebrity and fashion. The cross section is a popular one with glossies such as Vanity Fair, The Hollywood Reporter, and most women’s magazines clamoring for a piece.
Returning to the awards, this year, director Zoe Cassavetes will produce a custom digital short for the event. Hearts On Fire is a sponsor of the event and will present the Advocate Award to Woodley, InStyle said.
No word yet on who else is presenting the awards.
Last year, InStyle honored the likes of Nicolas Ghesquière, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort and others. The event drew a host of high-profile presenters including Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian and Michelle Williams.