David Bowie will receive tribute accolade at The CFDA Awards
David Bowie is set to receive the Tribute Award at The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in June.
The star-studded ceremony this summer - set to be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York - will honour the 'Starman' hitmaker, who died from cancer in January at the age of 69, with the special gong at the glamorous ceremony.
David's widow Iman took to social media to broadcast the accolade her late husband is set to receive posthumously for his influence in the fashion industry.
She re-posted the image published on The CFDA account on her Instagram, with the caption that read: "#Repost @cfda [email protected] Board of Directors' Tribute// #DavidBowie#CFDAAwards (sic)."
The President of the CFDA, Steven Kolb said: "The CFDA Fashion Awards honour the best and brightest talent in American Fashion today. A CFDA Award is one of the most coveted honours in the fashion industry."
This year's fashion bash, in collaboration with Swarovski, will be the first time the event will be broadcast live, following a deal with The Weinstein Company on June 6.
Steven explained: "The CFDA board of directors agreed that it was time to further elevate the CFDA Fashion Awards and bring them to the wider audience on television."
The nominations for the upcoming 2016 CFDA Awards are:
Womenswear Designer of the Year:
Altuzarra - Joseph Altuzarra
Proenza Schouler - Jack McCoullough and Lazaro Hernandez
Rodarte - Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy
The Row - Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen
Menswear Designer of the Year:
Public Schoo - Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne
Rag & Bone - Marcus Wainwright and David Neville
Swarovski Award for Womenswear:
Monse - Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia
Swarovski Award for Menswear:
Gypsy Sport - Rio Uribe
Orley - Alex Orley, Matthew Orley and Samantha Orley
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design:
Brother Vellies - Aurora James
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award:
Founder's Award, in Honor of Eleanor Lambert:
Media Award, in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard:
Imran Amed - The Business of Fashion
Alessandro Michele - Gucci
Board of Director's Tribute: