On Friday, September 8, The Daily Front Row will present its fifth annual Fashion Media Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel Downtown. The event, which will be hosted by model Ashley Graham, celebrates the biggest, most influential names in fashion media today.
According to styleweekly, amongst the recipients of the prestigious awards is supermodel and reality tv star Kendall Jenner who will be awarded Fashion Icon of the Decade.
The 21 years old star is an American fashion model and television personality. Originally known for appearing in the E! reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Jenner is now also a model in a movement dubbed “the Instagirl era” by Vogue magazine, or “Social Media Modeling” by Harper’s Bazaar, where models are chosen for their online presence and social media following.
After working in commercial print ad campaigns and photoshoots, Jenner had breakout seasons in 2014 and 2015, walking the runways for high fashion designers during the New York, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks. Jenner has done multiple editorials and cover shoots for LOVE and various international Vogue editions, walked for Victoria’s Secret, and acts as brand ambassador for Estée Lauder’s multimedia ad campaigns. Jenner made her debut at No. 16 on Forbes magazine’s 2015 list of top earning models, with an estimated annual income of US$4 million. As of April 2017, she is one of the top 15 most followed celebrities on Instagram. Little wonder she is being awarded this prestigious award.
Other awardees include
· Mario Testino (Creative of the Year)
· Joanna Coles (Media Maverick)
· Jordan Barrett (Male Model of the Year)
· Laura Brown (Best September Issue/InStyle)
· Humberto Leon & Carol Lim (Fashion Innovators/Opening Ceremony)
· Erin Parsons (Maybelline New York Make It Happen Award)
· Susan Duffy (CMO of the Year/Stuart Weitzman)
· Phillip Picardi (Media Brand of the Year/TeenVogue.com)
· Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner (Best Digital Destination/Lenny)
This year, the FMAs will be sponsored by Maybelline New York, LIFEWTR, MCM, Moroccanoil, and Brookfield Place, bringing to life The Daily’s highly anticipated Media Issue, which profiles the industry’s most powerful voices. The FMAs celebrate the biggest, most influential names in fashion media in the states. All award winners will be featured in the Media Issue.