There have been more aggressive efforts to thwart the momentum of the coronavirus in all aspect of life. Now, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has postponed its yearly awards ceremony for 2020 due to the COVID-19 threat. As for right now, America’s biggest fashion events, including the Met Gala, are now off the calendar.
CFDA Chairman, Tom Ford, and President and CEO Steven Kolb presented a joint statement with the CFDA board that the event is now postponed, not canceled as many have thought.
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An Important Message from the CFDA: As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact the globe, we want to update our members and the broader fashion community on the status of the annual CFDA Fashion Awards.⠀ ⠀ After carefully reviewing the guidelines of federal and state governments, as well as public health agencies, CFDA Chairman, Tom Ford, and Steven Kolb, President and CEO, along with the full support of the board, have made the decision to postpone the 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards. ⠀ ⠀ Designer nominations will also be postponed to a later date. ⠀ ⠀ The CFDA will continue to monitor the ongoing situation and provide updates as they are available via email, at CFDA.com and on our social media accounts.⠀ ⠀ The COVID-19 outbreak is bringing many challenges to fashion designers in both their personal lives and professional operations. As an organization with a diverse membership conducting business globally, the CFDA is doing everything it can to help our designers through these difficult times in their businesses. Visit CFDA.com for more information.⠀ ⠀ #CFDAAwards⠀
Read the statement in its entirety on the CFDA’s website.