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Issa Rae to Host Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards


Issa! Brooklyn! Digital Nominees and Honorees Unveil! Get ready for some major excitement at 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards in Partnership with Swarovski.

By Tai Chunn

Issa Rae will host the awards on June 4. Not only has Rae’s content garnered millions of views online and two consecutive Best Actress Golden Globe nominations for HBO’s Insecure. She is also a fashion favorite and celebrates American fashion on the red carpet, having worn Marc Jacobs, Prabal Gurung, Vera Wang, Narciso Rodriguez, Rosie Assoulin, and more.

“Issa Rae is leading a new generation of performers who use their voice and humor to discuss social topics in a way that is relatable and poignant,” said Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA.

Issa Rae

The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA), founded in 1962 by publicist Eleanor Lambert, is a not-for-profit trade association of over 450 prominent American fashion and accessory designers.

For the first time in its 37-year history, the CFDA Fashion Awards will take place in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum.


One of the largest museums in the United States, it features world famous collections ranging from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, as well as the current David Bowie is exhibition which offers an unprecedented look into the creative process of the iconic artist. The museum’s Beaux-Arts building was designed by McKim, Mead and White.

“The Brooklyn Museum is a strong and iconic backdrop to one of fashion’s biggest nights,” Kolb added.

The nominees and honorees of the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards in Partnership with Swarovski were unveiled @cfda on Instagram on Thursday, March 15th.

The digital announcement campaign, developed by The Creative Group, Condé Nast, celebrates this year’s honest, altruistic tone and artistic design direction through a mix of designers, models, and other influencers who were shot at the Brooklyn Museum or talent work space.

The official partners of the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards include Official Hydration Partner LIFEWTR, Official Champagne Sponsor PerrierJouët, Official Spirit Sponsor Proximo (Maestro Dobel Tequila), and Official Hair Sponsor Pureology.