By Eromosele Patrick Eidusi
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) announced Wednesday that it would honor, Reality star/beauty mogul/app whiz, Kim Kardashian West as the first ever recipient of the “Influencer Award” at this year’s ceremony, according to women’s wear Daily.
In statement, president and chief executive officer of the CFDA, Steven Kolb said:
“It was Tommy Hilfiger’s idea to create a special honor for Kim. Tommy Hilfiger said, ‘if you think about influencers and how they’ve changed our industry, I think we should acknowledge that,” Kolb told WWD.
“(The board) all agreed that Kim was someone who has really impacted the industry and has changed the way brands are presented. She’s a friend of a lot of the designers and has great influence on Fashion globally.”
For her part, Kim is just as excited about the honor. She retweeted the announcement and added, “OMG OMG OMG .”
Donatella Versace, who dressed Kim and many other celebrities for the 2018 Met Gala, will receive a life time achievement award at the CFDA Awards. Other favourites, like Virgil Abloh, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, and Tom Ford are also nominated, while Carolina Herrera and Edward Enninful will receive special awards. The CFDA Awards will take place on June 4 at the Brooklyn Museum and will be hosted by Issa Rae.
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