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METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK Closing Gala and Fashion Awards

Metropolitan Fashion Week (Sept. 22 – Oct. 1), the only international fashion show that features exclusive one-of-a-kind designs from both fashion and costume designers, will host its closing gala and first ever awards program on Saturday, October 1, at Warner Bros. Studios. The Metropolitan Fashion Awards will recognize outstanding contributions in eight categories including costume design (film, television and live performance), celebrity styling, fashion journalism and more.

The show will also feature exclusive performances by ZUMANITY™ by Cirque du Soleil®, who will receive the 2016 Metropolitan Fashion Excellence Award for their outstanding work in costume design.

To purchase tickets and view nominees, go to www.metropolitanfashionweek.net.

The METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK – Closing Gala and Fashion Awards at Warner Bros. Studios
400 Warner Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
Event Date/Times: Saturday, Oct. 1 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. (Press Check-In 6:30 – 7:00)
Ticket Prices: $95-$300
Website: www.metropolitanfashionweek.net

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Nominations for Metropolitan Fashion Week’s (MFW) METROPOLITAN FASHION AWARDS honoring outstanding achievements in fashion and costume design in motion pictures, television, and live performance were announced today by MFW Founder Eduardo Khawam. The winners will be revealed during the Metropolitan Fashion Week’s Closing Gala on Saturday, October 1 at Warner Bros. Studios. The Metropolitan Fashion Awards categories include Costume Designer of the Year (Motion Pictures), Costume Designer of the Year (TV), Costume Designer of the Year (Live Performance), Celebrity Stylist of the Year, Fashion Program of the Year, Fashion Commentator of the Year, Fashion Blogger of the Year and Outstanding Ensemble for Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists on a single program.

In a special presentation, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL LAS VEGAS will receive the 2016 Metropolitan Fashion Excellence Award for their outstanding work in costume design.

In addition to the Awards, the Gala will showcase a unique, exclusive runway show featuring over 150 one-of-a-kind avant-garde costumes and couture evening gowns, created by national and international celebrity costume and fashion designers. The show is produced and directed by Eduardo Khawam, fashion expert, producer and TV personality for Telemundo, Univisión and the CW. View MFW’s official video reel 

“We are so excited to receive a record number of entries from all over the world,” said Khawam. “The enthusiastic response of the entertainment and fashion community is remarkable. These awards are unique because they also embrace fashion bloggers, stylists, commentators and programs that cover the art and talents of both fashion and costume industries.”

NOMINEES FOR THE ANNUAL METROPOLITAN FASHION AWARDS ARE: 

METROPOLITAN FASHION EXCELLENCE AWARD

Cirque Du Soleil Las Vegas cirquedusoleil.com 

FASHION BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

Blake Scott The Scott Effect

Dulce Candy Dulce Candy

Olivia Culpo Swavy.com

Shea Marie Peace Love Shea

Tommy Lei MYBELONGING

CELEBRITY STYLIST OF THE YEAR

Leslie Fremar lesliefremar

Micaela Erlanger micaelaerlanger

Rob Zangardi & Mariel Haenn robzangadi marielwashere 

Samantha McMillen samanthamcmillen_stylist

Tara Swennen taraswennen

FASHION COMMENTATOR OF THE YEAR

Jeannie Mai thejeanniemai
Co-host of FOX’s The Real

Joe Zee mrjoezee 
Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Style; Co-host of ABC’s FABLife

Jomari Goyso jomarigoyso 
Co-host of Univision’s Sal y Pimienta; Fashion Commentator for Despierta America Primer Impacto

Giuliana Rancic giulianarancic
Co-Host of E!’s Live From the Red Carpet & Fashion Police

Melissa Rivers mel_rivers
Co-Host of E!’s Fashion Police 

FASHION PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

Fashion Police
(E! Entertainment Television)

E!’s Live From The Red Carpet: The 88th Annual Oscars 
(E! Entertainment Television)

Entertainment Tonight 
(CBS Television Distribution)

Miss Universe
(Miss Universe Organization)

Nuestra Belleza Latina 
(Univision Network)

Project Runway
(The Weinstein Company / Lifetime)

RuPaul’s Drag Race
(World of Wonder Productions / Logo TV)

COSTUME DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – LIVE PERFORMANCE

Grease: Live – Designer: William Ivey Long
(20th Century Fox Television)

The Wiz Live! – Designer: Brandon Michael Currie
(
NBC)

MACBETH – Designer: Suttirat Anne Larlarb
(Los Angeles Opera)

Zumanity – Cirque Du Soleil – Designer: Thierry Mugler

COSTUME DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – MOTION PICTURES

Captain America: Civil War – Designer: Tony Acosta Jr.
(Buena Vista / Marvel)

Deadpool – Designer: Angus Strathie
(20th Century Fox)

Florence Foster Jenkins – Designer: Consolata Boyle
(Paramount Pictures)

Star Trek Beyond – Designer: Sanja Hays
(Paramount Pictures)

The Legend of Tarzan
(Warner Bros. Pictures) – Designer: Ruth Myers

COSTUME DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – TV

American Horror Story: Hotel – Designer: Lou Eyrich 
(20th Century Fox Television / FX Network / Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision)

Doctor Thorne – Designer: Colleen Kelsall
(Amazon Studios / The Weinstein Company / Hat Trick Productions)

Empire – Designer: Paolo Nieddu 
(20th Century Fox Television / Imagine Television)

11.22.63 – Designer: Roland Sanchez
(Bad Robot Productions / Warner Bros.Television / Hulu)

El Señor de los Cielos – Designer: Alejandro Gastelum
(Telemundo)

Transparent – Designer: Marie Schley 
(Amazon Studios)

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE FOR MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLING

American Horror Story: Hotel
(FX Networks)

Dancing With the Stars 
(ABC Studios / BBC Worldwide Americas)

Grease: Live
(FOX Network / Marc Platt Productions)

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
(FX Network / Scott & Larry Productions)

Star Trek Beyond
(Paramount Pictures)

As previously announced, Metropolitan Fashion Week Hollywood is partnering with Warner Bros. Studios to kick off its fourth annual festivities with a series of couture and costume presentations and a benefit show supporting Autism Speaks on September 29. MFW will be hosted and produced by Khawam and will be held September 22 – October 1, 2016 at Warner Bros. Studios and various locations throughout Los Angeles.

METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK HOLLYWOOD 2016 SCHEDULE: 

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Opening Ceremony & Costume Contest
at The Original Farmers Market
Costume Contest: 6:30pm
Open to press and public – no credentials required

Thursday, September 29, 2016 
La Vie en Blue Signature Event benefiting Autism Speaks
Special Performance by Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil
at Warner Bros. Studios
Doors open at 7:00 pm | Fashion Show starts at 8:30 pm
Request media credentials via this form

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Closing Gala and Fashion Awards
at Warner Bros. Studios
Doors open at 7:00 pm | Fashion Show & Awards start at 8:30 pm
Request media credentials via this form
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ABOUT METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK:
Metropolitan Fashion Week is one of the fastest growing fashion weeks in the United States, with shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and soon, New York. Metropolitan is the only fashion week in the world that features both Fashion Designers and Costume Designers, from around the world, on one runway. Metropolitan Fashion Week has made a global impact on the fashion scene by presenting events held in dramatic, non-traditional venues that showcase not only fashion designers and costume designs, but also the most beautiful venues each city has to offer. Celebrating the world of fashion and costume designers in the categories of avant-garde and couture gowns, MFW spotlights over 150 works of art created by international fashion and costume designers and are original “one-of-a-kind” creations. View MFW’s official video reel here.

FOLLOW METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK: 
Website: MetropolitanFashionWeek.net 
Email: Media@MetropolitanFashionWeek.net 
Hashtag: #MetroFW
Facebook: Metropolitan Fashion Week 
Twitter: @MetroFashionW 
Instagram: MetropolitanFashionWeek 
YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UC1R1SwGR97yVqxgLhHovjAA 

PRESS CONTACTS: 
Weissman/Markovitz Communications | 818.760.8995
Cheri Warner | cheri@publicity4all.com 
Nicole Player | nicole@publicity4all.com 

FASHION SHOW & SPONSORSHIP CONTACTS: 
Paul Jaramillo | 310-999-9042
paulj@metropolitanfashionweek.net 

AWARDS & TICKET INFO: 
www.metropolitanfashionweek.net

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