Saturday, February 11, 2012

Andre Leon Talley to be honored in NYC

2012 NYFW EMERGE! Fashion Show To Honor Vogue’s Contributing Editor Andre’ Leon Talley

The event will be hosted at the historic Broad Street Ballroom (41 Broad Street, NYC) on Feb. 14, 2012 at 6 p.m. for Reception and 7 p.m. for Awards program and Fashion Show. The invite-only event will be sprinkled with stars such as Kristin Chenoweth, Nole Marin, J Alexander, Jill Zarin and more.

Actress Tracee Ellis Ross will be taking the stage with EMERGE! Host Chavis Aaron for an unforgettable New York City Fashion Week event. The show has consistently been a platform for emerging designers and this year’s esteemed Fashion Innovator
Award (FIA) will be presented to Vogue’s Contributing Editor Andre’ Leon Talley.

To add to the excitement of the evening the award will be handed off to Andre by legendary designer and President of the CFDA Diane Von Furstenberg.

EMERGE! A Fashion Runway Show is produced by D. Williams Public Relations Group and debuted on the Fashion elite social scene in February 2011 and since then has been
consistent in providing a platform for emerging designers to showcase
their work twice a year for New York City Fashion Week. This year’s
EMEGE! Will feature a total of 6 designers: Terri Stevens of Project
Runway, Omar Villalobos & Gordana Rasic , Elie Kuame , Barbara Bates,
Michael Alan Stein & Jahi Fitzgerald.

“New York Fashion Week is a magical time. I am delighted to co-host
the EMERGE! show and to share the stage with fashion innovators in
celebration of emerging talent,” states Tracee Ellis Ross.

Ms. Ross is well known for her leading role as Joan Clayton in the
hit UPN/CW Television series Girlfriends. This role earned her eight
NAACP Image Award nominations including two wins, one in 2007 and
another in 2009, in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a
Comedy Series. Tracee is currently starring in and co-producing the
BET sitcom Reed Between the Lines opposite Malcolm Jamal Warner. In
October, Tracee appeared in Lifetime’s short film series Project 5
in the film Lili directed by Alicia Keys. Tracee recently cohosted
GMHC’s 2011 Fashion Forward, which featured top designers. She is
an undeniably graceful force and is described as a “trend setter
with signature style,” and a woman “gracefully redefining the
rules for success.”

“We could not be happier for Tracee Ellis Ross to join the EMERGE!
Team this year as a co-host,” states EMERGE! producer Dionne
Williams. “This event has grown faster than any of us ever
expected. Tracee is truly the epitome of elegance and was hands down,
the perfect choice.”

Emerge! is created and produced by D. Williams PR Group. The fashion
show production is provided by Tai Chunn of MVC Management
Productions. Sponsors for the evening include: Bennett Career
Institute/ C. Alan Glam Squad, Flowers and Production design by Adam
Leffel Production with florals being designed by Polpat Klongkhayan.
Full Public Relations, Press and Media services for the event are
being provided by Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR.

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