FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

“CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR,” “THE PEOPLE V. OJ SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY,” “AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL” AND
“RU PAUL’S DRAG RACE” AMONG WINNERS FOR THE
INAUGURAL METROPOLITAN FASHION AWARDS

Eduardo Khawam Presents Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas with
The 2016 Metropolitan Fashion Excellence Award

Thierry Mugler, Jeannie Mai, Jomari Goyso, Micaela Erlanger
and Dulce Candy Among Winners

Loretta Swit, Betty White, Ed Asner and Bob Barker Receive The GES Africa Conservation Fund’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for Animal Conservation
LOS ANGELES, OCT. 1, 2016 – Metropolitan Fashion Week (MFW) tonight announced winners of its inaugural METROPOLITAN FASHION AWARDS honoring outstanding achievements in fashion and costume design in motion pictures, television, and live performance during the 4th Annual Metropolitan Fashion Week’s Closing Gala & Fashion Awards at Warner Bros. Studios. The event, hosted by Metropolitan Fashion Week producer Eduardo Khawam, was attended by over 400 industry VIP’s, celebrities, costume and fashion designers. 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).

In a special presentation, 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.

Hollywood legends Betty White, Ed Asner, Loretta Swit and Bob Barker were also honored with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for Animal Conservation, presented by MFW sponsor The GES Africa Conservation Fund, for their passion and commitment to animals and endangered species. Loretta Swit accepted the award in person on behalf of her fellow nominees. Ed Asner’s award was accepted by his son Matt Asner. The GES Group operates the leading Wildlife Management operation in South Africa and protects the largest private Rhino population in the world with over 1,500 Rhinos under direct protection. For more information, go to www.gesafricafund.com.

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