The 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards, scheduled for June 8 at the New York Public Library, are also officially postponed.
An inevitable decision announced by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and postponing the annual edition of the Fashion awards to a date to be determined, adding them to the long list of fashion events, including the famous Met Gala (article here), postponed or even canceled due to the pandemic.
“As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world, we want to update our members and the wider fashion community about the status of the annual CFDA Fashion Awards,” said the Council spokesman on Instagram. “After carefully reviewing the guidelines from federal and state governments, as well as public health agencies, CFDA president Tom Ford and Steven Kolb, president and CEO, along with full support from the board, made the decision. to postpone the 2020 edition of the CFDA Fashion Awards “.
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An Important Message from the CFDA: As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact the globe, we want to update our members and the broader fashion community on the status of the annual CFDA Fashion Awards. After carefully reviewing the guidelines of federal and state governments, as well as public health agencies, CFDA Chairman, Tom Ford, and Steven Kolb, President and CEO, along with the full support of the board, have made the decision to postpone the 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards. Designer nominations will also be postponed to a later date. The CFDA will continue to monitor the ongoing situation and provide updates as they are available via email, at CFDA.com and on our social media accounts. The COVID-19 outbreak is bringing many challenges to fashion designers in both their personal lives and professional operations. As an organization with a diverse membership conducting business globally, the CFDA is doing everything it can to help our designers through these difficult times in their businesses. Visit CFDA.com for more information. #CFDAAwards
The post continues, “The COVID-19 epidemic is subjecting designers to many challenges, both in their personal life and in their professional activity. The CFDA is doing everything possible to help our designers in these difficult times by offering its full support. ”
Among the winners of last year’s edition, we mention Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen with their brand TheRow, Brandon Maxwell, award as women’s clothing designer of the year, Rick Owens as men’s clothing designer of the year and the unforgettable Jennifer Lopez who received the Fashion Icon Award.
The ceremony of 2020 the CDFA has decided to postpone also the nominations of the designers for the nominations.