HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 4th Annual METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK (MFW) partners with Zumanity™ by Cirque du Soleil® to create two nights of fashion, artistry and entertainment in the unique back lot of Warner Bros. Studios on September 29 and October 1, 2016. The Le Vie En Blue Gala showcasing a unique, exclusive runway show, will feature over 150 one-of-a-kind avant-garde costumes and couture evening gowns, created by national and international celebrity costume and fashion designers, benefiting Autism Speaks. The cast of Zumanity will be wearing haute couture designs by Thierry Mugler. The show is produced and directed by Eduardo Khawam, fashion expert and TV personality on Telemundo and Univision.
Khawam said: "We are thrilled to partner Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity as part of this year's Metropolitan Fashion Week. The combination of these powerhouse entertainment companies is sure to create an unforgettable evening that will tantalize the senses and inspire creativity. If the Oscars are the most glamorous evening in Hollywood, then Metropolitan Fashion Week is truly the most unique and fashionable week in Hollywood."
MFW is a synthesis of French themes and storylines, incorporated with global design styles. Events include a Fashion Designer Competition, the Closing Gala and Awards Show and a Benefit Fashion Show honoring Autism Speaks on September 29, 2016 with an unforgettable evening of fashion, entertainment and philanthropy. http://www.autismspeaks.org/lafashiongala (#MetroFW)
Costumes and gowns featured in previous MFW shows have been worn by such talent as Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Paulina Rubio and many more.
In addition to the runway show and Zumanity performances, MFW debuts the Metropolitan Fashion Awards honoring outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, and live performance. The winners will be announced at the Closing Gala. The Metropolitan Fashion Awards categories include Costume Designer of the Year (Motion Pictures), Costume Designer of the Year (TV), Costume Designer of the Year (Live Performance), Celebrity Stylist of the Year, Fashion Program of the Year, Fashion Commentator of the Year, Fashion Blogger of the Year, Outstanding Ensemble for Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylist and Lifetime Achievement Award.
MFW HOLLYWOOD 2016 SCHEDULE:
Thursday, September 22, 6:30 pm
Opening Ceremony & Costume Contest at The Original Farmers Market
Thursday, September 29, 7:00 pm
Autism Speaks La Vie en Blue Fashion Gala at Warner Bros. Studios
Honoring Steven Grossman, Untitled Entertainment, and Harry Topping Jr., City National Bank
Saturday, October 1, 7:00 pm
Closing Gala and Fashion Awards
ABOUT METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK:
MFW is one of the fastest growing fashion weeks in the United States, with shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and soon, New York. Metropolitan is the only fashion week in the world that features both Fashion Designers and Costume Designers, from around the world, on one runway. MFW spotlights works of art created by international fashion and costume designers and are original "one-of-a-kind" creations. https://youtu.be/XBsDwEYiZX0 www.metropolitanfashionweek.net
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