October 1st, 2016
Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank
“We started Metropolitan Fashion Week with $200 in a pocket several years ago”, – said MFW founder and CEO Eduardo Khawam.
On October 1st over 400 VIP’s, celebrities, costume and fashion designers showed up at Metropolitan Fashion Week (MFW) Closing Gala that took place at the legendary Warner Bros. Studios where the winners of Metropolitan Fashion Awards were announced. The event honored achievements in fashion and costume design in motion pictures, television, and live performance. The event was hosted by its CEO and producer Eduardo Khawam, and Award presenters included actress, singer and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, actor Antonio Jaramillo (Shades of Blue) and reporter-producer Nitzia Chama (Univision’s Despierata America). Not only Alicia Machado presented an award that night, also her 8-year-old daughter, Dinorah, walked off the stage in a cute little pink dress.
“We started Metropolitan Fashion Week with $200 in a pocket several years ago”, – said MFW founder and CEO Eduardo Khawam. “It already raised over $14 million dollars in charity over the years. We are proud to be with Autism Speaks tonight to raise even more funds and awareness”, – he added in the exclusive interview to HGM.
MFW was founded in Seattle and then moved to Los Angeles. Today it is one of the biggest fashion weeks in LA that takes place in the most amazing Hollywood spot, Warner Bros. Studios.
During the night Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas received the 2016 Metropolitan Fashion Excellence Award for their outstanding work in costume design, presented by MFW founder Eduardo Khawam. For the first time, Cirque du Soleil debuted costumes from all six of its Las Vegas shows on one runway. Performers from The Beatles LOVE, KÀ, Michael Jackson ONE, Mystère, O by Cirque du Soleil and Zumanity strutted the runway in costumes from their respective shows. The 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for Animal Conservation winners included Betty White, Ed Asner, Loretta Swit and Bob Barker. Loretta Swit accepted the award in person on behalf of her fellow nominees. Ed Asner’s award was accepted by his son Matt Asner.
Here is the list of winners:
Captain America: Civil War (Costume Designer of the Year – Motion Pictures)
American Horror Story: Hotel (Costume Designer of the Year – Televison)
The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story (Outstanding Ensemble- Make-Up Artists and Hair Styling)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Fashion Program of the Year)
Thierry Mugler (Costume Designer of the Year for Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil)
Winners also included Micaela Erlanger (Celebrity Stylist of the Year) and Dulce Candy (Fashion Blogger of the Year). Fashion Commentator of the Year was a tie with The Real’s Jeannie Mai and Univision’s Jomari Goyso both receiving honors.
2016 METROPOLITAN FASHION AWARD WINNERS ARE:
METROPOLITAN FASHION EXCELLENCE AWARD
Cirque Du Soleil Las Vegas
FASHION BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
CELEBRITY STYLIST OF THE YEAR
FASHION COMMENTATOR OF THE YEAR – TIE
Jeannie Mai – Co-host of FOX’s The Real
Jomari Goyso – Co-host of Univision’s Sal y Pimienta
FASHION PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
RuPaul’s Drag Race (World of Wonder Productions / Logo TV)
COSTUME DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – LIVE PERFORMANCE
Zumanity – Cirque Du Soleil – Designer: Thierry Mugler
COSTUME DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – MOTION PICTURES
Captain America: Civil War – Designer: Tony Acosta Jr. (Disney Motion Picture Studios / Marvel)
COSTUME DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – TV
American Horror Story: Hotel – Designer: Lou Eyrich (20th Century Fox Television / FX Network / Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision)
OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE FOR MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLING
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX Network / Scott & Larry Productions)
For complete list of nominees: visit metropolitanfashionweek.net.
Guests also enjoyed the runway shows presented by costume designers Ricardo Soltero, Inoe Vargas and Shokra; international fashion designers Erick Bendaña and OTT; men’s styles by Suitfellas; costumes by Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas; swimwear by Adicora Swimwear & LASC; and couture hat designer Arturo Rios.
The show is produced and directed by Eduardo Khawam, fashion expert, producer and TV personality for Telemundo, Univisión and the CW. Executive Producer is Paul Jaramillo.
Metropolitan Fashion Week is proudly sponsored by: The GES Africa Conservation Fund, Coca-Cola, The Original Farmers Market, Warner Bros. Studios, Wella Professionals, The Doves by DNA Salon, Zico Coconut Water, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Stella Rosa Wine, Normandie Bakery, Devotion Vodka, Tres Tonos Tequila, Quixote, Makeup by Ruby, ACTS Law, Olive Graphic Design, Metropolitan Fashion Lab. Media Sponsors: Telemundo, Univision, KTLA, Beverly Hills Style Magazine, ABC’s Eye On LA and Frontier Magazine.
ABOUT METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK:
Metropolitan Fashion Week is one of the fastest growing fashion weeks in the United States, with shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and soon, New York. Metropolitan is the only fashion week in the world that features both Fashion Designers and Costume Designers, from around the world, on one runway. Metropolitan Fashion Week has made a global impact on the fashion scene by presenting events held in dramatic, non-traditional venues that showcase not only fashion designers and costume designs, but also the most beautiful venues each city has to offer. Celebrating the world of fashion and costume designers in the categories of avant-garde and couture gowns, MFW spotlights over 150 works of art created by international fashion and costume designers and are original “one-of-a-kind” creations. Get #MetroFW updates by following MFW on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.