the cfda fashion awards will be shown on live tv for the first time

​Fashi-on demand.

by Matthew Whitehouse
21 March 2016, 3:31pm

Good news for anyone that has longed to attend the annual CFDA Fashion Awards but hasn't managed to find enough spare change down the back of their sofa to cover the $10,000 ticket: this year, you'll be able to watch fashion's starriest ceremony from the comfort of your own home. 

For the first time in the show's history, the Council of Fashion Designers of America is teaming up with The Harvey Weinstein Co. for a live telecast of the event and the pre-show red carpet, taking place on June 6 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. And while having the Quentin Tarantino producer on board doesn't necessarily mean we'll witness a highly-stylized Samurai bloodbath over the recipient of Accessory Designer of the Year, viewers can expect the usual mix of glitz and glamour that has earned the awards the nickname of Fashion's Oscars. 

As i-D reported last week, this year's CFDA Awards will include special honors bestowed to David Bowie -- who will receive the Board of Directors Tribute Award -- and Alessandro Michele, the winner of this year's International Award. Both the Starman and the Gucci creative director are renowned for their uniquely maximalist approaches to androgyny, which will doubtlessly come to live vividly on TV. You might be at home, but don't regret not wearing a bedazzled thong.

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