Fashion industry to honour Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards

By on May 23, 2017


The fashion industry is honouring feminist icon Gloria Steinem and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards at its annual awards ceremony. (Photo; Gloria Steinem/Facebook)
The fashion industry is honouring feminist icon Gloria Steinem and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards at its annual awards ceremony. (Photo: Gloria Steinem/Facebook)

NEW YORK—The fashion industry is honouring feminist icon Gloria Steinem and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards at its annual awards ceremony.

The two women will join actress-singer Janelle Monae in receiving a special tribute from the board of directors of the Council of Fashion Designers of America on June 5, organizers announced Monday.

Seth Myers will host the ceremony, which honours fashion’s top designers of the year, at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom. Presenters will include Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Paris Jackson and Armie Hammer.

Also being honoured are designer Rick Owens, who will receive a lifetime achievement award, and Franca Sozzani, the former editor of Vogue Italia who died late last year.