6 October 2017

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"Beauty and the Beast," "The Last Tycoon," "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" and "Luzia by Cirque De Soleil" Among Costume Winners for the Metropolitan Fashion Awards

Stephane Rolland, Maria Menounos and States of Undress Among Fashion Winners

Metropolitan Fashion Week
Metropolitan Fashion Week
Metropolitan Fashion Week (MetroFW) tonight announced winners of its METROPOLITAN FASHION AWARDS honoring 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.



MARIKA SODERLUND ROBISON (Sweden)
MARIKA SODERLUND ROBISON (Sweden)
Photo Credit: Greg Doherty/Getty Images
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.
Fashion Designer INOE VARGAS (Mexico)
Fashion Designer INOE VARGAS (Mexico)
Photo Credit: Brett Simpson / Dueling Lenses Photography
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.

Fashion Designer EMIL GAMPE (Austria)
Photo Credit: Brett Simpson / Dueling Lenses Photography
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) 
  • Couture Hat Designer ARTURO RIOS (Mexico)
The show is produced and directed by Eduardo Khawam, fashion expert, producer and TV personality for Telemundo, UnivisiĆ³n and the CW and Executive Producer Paul Jaramillo.

2017 METROPOLITAN FASHION AWARD WINNERS ARE:

GIOVANNA BUZZI for Luzia by Cirque du Soleil
GIOVANNA BUZZI for Luzia by Cirque du Soleil
Photo Credit: Brett Simpson / Dueling Lenses Photography
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
Stephane Rolland

FASHION PROGRAM 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)

PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Hamilton - Designer: Paul Tazewell
Metropolitan Fashion Week
Metropolitan Fashion Week (Photo credit: Greg Doherty/Getty Images)


SOURCE: Metropolitan Fashion Week

Fashion Designer MARIKA SODERLUND ROBISON (Sweden)
Fashion Designer MARIKA SODERLUND ROBISON (Sweden)
Photo Credit: Brett Simpson / Dueling Lenses Photography