The annual CFDA Fashion Awards, which were originally scheduled for June 8
at the New York Public Library, have been postponed to a yet to be
determined date. CFDA chairman Tom Ford and CFDA president Steven Kolb made
the decision to postpone after reviewing federal and state guidelines for
health and wellness amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
This marks the second major fashion event postponed due to coronavirus
after the Met Gala, which typically takes place on the first Monday in May.
The CFDA has done its best to help members and other American designers
navigate their business during these turbulent times.
Last week the organization published a guideline on ways to help designers
with their business during these difficult times. Many department stores
and independent boutiques that carry smaller designers who rely on those
sales have temporarily closed. Like all other sectors of the economy,
retail and fashion are taking a hit over coronavirus.