At this year’s annual CFDA Awards, which honor American designers and are often called the “Oscars of fashion”, Kim Kardashian will be awarded with the first-ever Influencer Award.
Kardashian, 37, will be presented with the award at the NYC ceremony on June 4th. “[The board] all agreed that Kim was someone who has really impacted the industry and has changed the way brands are presented,” CFDA president Steven Kolb told WWD. “She’s a friend of a lot of the designers and has had great influence on fashion globally.”
Tommy Hilfiger was reportedly the first to suggest Kardashian for the special honor.
Kardashian’s 200 million-strong social media following certainly doesn’t hurt, either. “By connecting to someone who has that great of influence it also brings more attention to what we’re doing,” Kolb added. “There’s great value in acknowledging her, but also for the event itself and the exposure it brings.”
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