Another pay-off from Anna Wintour's relentless Democratic fundraising efforts?
The CFDA has nabbed a few celebrities over the years for its annual fashion awards ceremony, but few if any have been as powerful (and, presumably, busy) as Clinton. And not only that--it marks one of Clinton's first major public appearance since officially stepping down as Secretary of State in February.
While perhaps another testament to Anna Wintour's political connections, Clinton is also a longtime client and friend of de la Renta, having worn several of his designs throughout her husband's Presidential terms (unlike Michelle Obama).
Also, the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum recently housed a retrospective of the designer's work, including dresses worn by Clinton and Laura Bush. “Like so many other women the world over, I have always turned to Oscar when I needed to shine,” Clinton told Vogue.
We've also exclusively learned the names of three other very exciting big-name presenters: Dan Stevens (aka dead Matthew Crawley from Downton Abbey) presenting Menswear, Ethan Hawke presenting the Board of Directors Tribute to costume designer Colleen Atwood, and Rose Byrne presenting Accessories Designer of the Year.
So far, other confirmed presenters include Kerry Washington, Ralph Lauren, Linda Evangelista, and Jessica Chastain, with Bravo's Andy Cohen hosting.
Sounds like it's going to be a pretty fancy scene. Who are you most excited to see?