For the first time in years the CFDA Awards will be hosted by a woman and that woman is Issa Rae. No nominees or honorees have been announced yet Issa Rae has been named as host for the annual event recognizing individuals, brands and more who excel in the fashion industry.
Issa Rae’s popularity comes from her genius content on HBO’s Insecure where her role as Issa has earned her Golden Globe Nominations. Her simple yet glamorous red carpet style also makes her a fashion favorite.
“Issa Rae is leading a new generation of performers who use their voice and humor to discuss social topics in a way that is relatable and poignant,” says CFDA president and CEO Steven Kolb.
The ceremony will take place June 4 in Brooklyn for the first time in the 37 year history in the famed Brooklyn Museum.
“The Brooklyn Museum is a strong and iconic backdrop to one of fashion’s biggest nights,” says Kolb.
The CFDA Fashion Awards are the highest honor in fashion. The awards recognize the outstanding contributions made to American fashion in womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well as journalism, creative vision, personal style, and lifetime achievement