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Weinstein Co. Teams With CFDA for Fashion Awards Telecast

The Weinstein Company has reached a deal with the Council of Fashion Designers of America to produce the first-ever live telecast of the CFDA Fashion Awards.

Under the agreement, Weinstein will produce and distribute a live telecast of the awards show and pre-show red carpet. No network partner has yet been announced.

Harvey Weinstein and Patrick Reardon of the Weinstein Company will exec produce the telecast with CFDA’s Steven Kolb. Sergio Alfaro of Eclipse Television will produce the show.

“CFDA spotlights the best-of-the-best of the fashion industry,” Harvey Weinstein, TWC co-chairman, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to joining Diane von Furstenberg, Steven Kolb and the entire CFDA team in bringing the work of the world’s top, most cutting-edge designers off the runways and to TV audiences.”

“The CFDA board of directors agreed that it was time to further elevate the CFDA Fashion Awards and bring them to the wider audience on television,” Steven Kolb, president and CEO of the CFDA, said in a statement. “By partnering with the Weinstein Company, we can make this a reality while also furthering the CFDA mission to strengthen the impact of American Fashion worldwide.”

Von Furstenberg sits on the CFDA board of directors along with designers Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Jenna Lyons and Vera Wang.

The awards show is scheduled to take place June 6 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. The show honors fashion-industry leaders in fields such as womenswear, menswear and accessory design.

Among the 2016 honorees are Norma Kamali for the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, the Business of Fashion’s Imran Amed for the Media Award, Donna Karan for the Founder’s Award and Gucci’s Alessandro Michele.

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