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Pharrell Williams To Be Honored With The CFDA Fashion Icon Award At The 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards In Collaboration With Swarovski On June 1st

March 18, 2015
By PRN NewsWire

NEW YORK, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Pharrell Williams will be honored with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski on June 1(st )at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

The Fashion Icon Award is given to an individual whose style has made a significant impact on popular culture on an international stage. Williams joins the ranks of past honorees such as Rihanna, Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss, and Nicole Kidman.

The American singer, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer’s unique style has earned him a reputation for being one of the world’s most recognizable trendsetters.

“If cool was a person, it would be Pharrell, not just for his looks and sense of style but for his kindness and openness. I cannot imagine anyone not seduced by him,” said Diane von Furstenberg, President of the CFDA.

Live video from the show will be featured on

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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.

About the CFDA – The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1962 that leads industry-wide initiatives and whose membership consists of more than 450 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers. In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, which recognize the top creative talent in the industry, the organization stages New York Fashion Week; Men’s. It also offers programs which support professional development and scholarships, including the CFDA {Fashion Incubator}, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, the Geoffrey Beene Design Scholar Award, the Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award and the CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship. Member support is provided through the Strategic Partnerships Group, a high-profile group of companies offering designers strategic opportunities. The CFDA Foundation, Inc. is a separate, not-for-profit organized to mobilize the membership to raise funds for charitable causes. Through the Foundation, the CFDA created and manages the worldwide Fashion Targets Breast Cancer initiative; raises funds for HIV/AIDS organizations with events such as Fashion’s Night Out and 7th on Sale and addresses the issue of model health with The CFDA Health Initiative.

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