The first Monday is June is typically a celebratory one for the fashion community, with designers, models, retailers, and press gathering for the annual CFDA Awards. Earlier this month, the CFDA sent out an email to announce the ceremony’s new venue, The New York Public Library, and confirm its date. This morning, the CFDA sent out its second email about the ceremony, telling the industry that its night of celebration could be canceled as a result of Coronavirus precautions.
“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,” the email began. “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.”
In addition to postponing the ceremony, the email from the CFDA noted the struggles designers are facing during extended periods of self-isolation and quarantine in America and around the world. “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.”