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The 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards, in partnership with Swarovski for the sixteenth year, will take place at The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City June 5. Meyers previously hosted the award ceremony in June 2012. “I am so happy that Seth agreed to be our host,” designer Diane Von Furstenberg, chairwoman of the CFDA, said in a statement Tuesday. Meyers’ “charm, wit and intelligence will enhance an evening that we plan to be very festive.”
After putting the outfit on, Meyers recalled thinking, “This is the nicest thing I’ve ever worn.”
To avoid a wardrobe malfunction, the Emmy winner said, “I did wear two pairs of underpants.”
The 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards nominations were announced in March.
Kenneth Cole will receive the inaugural Swarovski Award for Positive Change; Rick Owens will receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award; Demna Gvasalia will receive the International Award; Pat McGrath will receive the Founder’s Award; and Janelle Monáe, Cecile Richards and Gloria Steinem will receive the Board of Directors’ Tribute. The Fashion Icon Award, meanwhile, will be posthumously awarded to Italian Vogue editor-chief Franca Sozzani.