Metropolitan Fashion Week (MetroFW) announced on October 6, 2017 the winners of its METROPOLITAN FASHION AWARDS honouring outstanding achievements in fashion and costume design in motion pictures, television, and live performance during the 5th Annual Metropolitan Fashion Week’s Closing Gala & Fashion Awards at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. The event, hosted by Metropolitan Fashion Week producer EDUARDO KHAWAM, was attended by over 1200 industry VIP’s, celebrities, costume and fashion designers.
Award presenters included former Miss Universe and star of Telemundo’s La Gran Oportunidad, ALICIA MACHADO; Shades of Blue actor ANTONIO JARAMILLO; GRAMMY®-Awards Winners Earth, Wind & Fire members VERDINE WHITE and RALPH JOHNSON; Telemundo’s STEPHANIE HIMONIDIS “Chiquibaby” (of Acceso Total); actor/singer ROBERT AVELLANET of the International group Menudo; Honey Cone’s SHELLY CLARK, among others. A special exclusive live performance by Luzia by Cirque du Soleil entertained the audience.
Winners in the film and television categories included BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Costume Designer of the Year – Motion Pictures); THE LAST TYCOON winning two awards (Costume Designer of the Year – Television and Outstanding Ensemble – Make-Up Artists and Hair Styling- Television); and GIOVANNA BUZZI (Costume Designer of the Year for Luzia by Cirque du Soleil); and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.2 (Outstanding Ensemble for Make-Up Artists and Hair Styling). Winners also included MARIA MENOUNOS (Fashion Commentator of the Year), STEPHANE ROLLAND (Fashion Designer of the Year) and STATES OF UNDRESS (Fashion Program of the Year). The 2017 METROPOLITAN FASHION AWARD People Choice went to Costume Designer, PAUL TAZEWELL from HAMILTON.
In addition to the Awards, the Gala showcased a unique, exclusive runway show featuring over 150 one-of-a-kind avant-garde costumes and couture evening gowns, created by national and international celebrity costume and fashion designers including: Fashion Designer BENITO SANTOS (Mexico); Fashion Designer MARIKA SODERLUND ROBISON (Sweden); Fashion Designer BARBARA L ASHLEY (Uganda); Fashion Designer ERICK BENDANA (Nicaragua); Fashion Designer DOUGLAS TAPIA (Venezuela); Fashion Designer EMIL GAMPE (Austria); Fashion Designer CARL ANDRADA (Philippines); Fashion Designer DAVID SANTILLANES (San Diego, CA); Fashion Designer INOE VARGAS (Mexico); Costume Designer RICARDO SOLTERO; Fashion Designer FERNANDA PINHEIRO OF GIOVANNI TESTI (Brazil); Fashion Designer DAVID TUPAZ (Las Vegas, NV); Fashion Designer JULIE DANFORTH (Seattle, WA); Fashion Designer JOEY GALON (Los Angeles, CA); Fashion Designer RITA MEZRAHI (Iran-USA); Fashion Designers SHELLI BLACKNELL & TANISHA BOSTON (USA); Fashion Designer XAVIER OTHON (Mexico); and Couture Hat Designer ARTURO RIOS (Mexico).
The show is produced and directed by Eduardo Khawam, fashion expert, producer and TV personality for Telemundo, Univisión and the CW and Executive Producer Paul Jaramillo.
2017 METROPOLITAN FASHION AWARD WINNERS ARE:
COSTUME DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – MOTION PICTURES
Beauty and the Beast – Designer: Jacqueline Duran (Disney Motion Picture Studios / Marvel)
COSTUME DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – TELEVISION
The Last Tycoon – Designer: Janie Bryant (Amazon Studios)
COSTUME DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – LIVE PERFORMANCE
Luzia by Cirque Du Soleil – Designer: Giovanna Buzzi
FASHION COMMENTATOR OF THE YEAR – TELEVISION
Maria Menounos – Entertainment Tonight (CBS Paramount Domestic Television)
FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
FASHION PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR
States of Undress – Producer Hailey Gates (Viceland)
OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE FOR MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLING- MOTION PICTURES
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – John Blake (Hair) & Camille Friend (Makeup)
(Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE FOR MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLING- TELEVISION
The Last Tycoon – Theraesa Rivers (Hair) & Lana Horochowski (Makeup) (Amazon Studios)
Hamilton – Designer: Paul Tazewell