James Corden will host the 2015 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards on Monday, June 1st at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
“As the charming and funny new host of The Late Late Show, we couldn’t think of a better time for James Corden to share his observations on American fashion at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards,” said Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA.
Corden, OBE, an English actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, and television personality is the new host of The Late Late Showon CBS. The first week of the Corden-hosted late night series opened to strong ratings and critical acclaim. Early on, the show has also made a viral impact. The Late Late Show’s “Mariah Carey Carpool Karaoke” sketch has over 4 million views on YouTube, while the “Every Tom Hanks Movie in 7 Minutes” sketch from Corden’s premiere episode has more than 11 million views on YouTube. Corden recently starred in Into the Woods, and, in 2012, he won a Tony Award for his role in One Man, Two Guvnors.
Corden joins the evening’s nominees and honorees, including Fashion Icon recipient Pharrell Williams, as they celebrate the industry’s achievements of the past year.
The event will be digitally broadcast at CFDA.com.
The official sponsors of the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards include:
Official Automotive Sponsor: Lexus
Official Beauty Sponsor: MAC Cosmetics
Official Champagne Partner: Veuve Clicquot
Official Spirits Sponsor: Maestro Dobel
The official after-party is co-hosted by Refinery29 at the Top of the Standard following the awards.
The final votes will be tabulated by Ernst & Young LLP, the official accounting firm of the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards.
The 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards will be produced by KCD.
Collateral will be art directed by Laird + Partners.
The 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees are…
Womenswear Designer of the Year Award
Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough for Proenza Schouler, andAshley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row.
Menswear Designer of the Year Award
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright for Rag & Bone, Thom Browne, Tim Coppens, and Tom Ford.
Accessory Designer of the Year Award
Alexander Wang, Irene Neuwirth, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row, and Tabitha Simmons.
Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Rosie Assoulin, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School, and Ryan Roche
Swarovski Award for Menswear
Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air, Alex Orley, Matthew Orley and Samantha Orley for Orley, and Ariel and Shimon Ovadia for Ovadia & Sons.
Swarosvki Award for Accessory Design
Paul Andrew, Eva Zuckerman for Eva Fehren, and Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel.
The Swarovski Award recipients in each category will receive generous financial support from Swarovski as well as exposure to the company’s vast and innovative Swarovski crystal resources.
The honorary awards go to a diverse group of fashion luminaries. The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, named for the fiercely independent, four-time CFDA Fashion Award winner, will be presented to Betsey Johnson.
The Media Award, given in honor of Eugenia Sheppard, the influential journalist who revolutionized fashion reporting during her time at the New York City Herald Tribune, will be given to Instagram.
The Founders Award, given in honor of CFDA founder Eleanor Lambert who is widely credited with putting American fashion on the map, will go to Millard “Mickey” Drexler, chairman and CEO of J.Crew Group, Inc.
The International Award will go to Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino for their creative contribution to the international fashion stage.
Nominations for each award category were submitted by the CFDA Fashion Awards Guild, made up of the 450+ members of the CFDA, along with top fashion retailers, journalists, and stylists. The nominees, as well as recipients of the honorary awards, were confirmed earlier today at a meeting of the CFDA Board of Directors.