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Paris Jackson to Present at the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards, Jolting the Industry Event with a Shot of Young Celebrity

Along with Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, and more.


Dimitrios Kambouris

Michael Jackson certainly left his mark on the fashion world, and now, his 19-year-old daughter Paris Jackson is rapidly working to leave hers. Her latest move? Landing a gig as one of the celebrity presenters at the upcoming 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Jackson will hand out the award for Accessory Designer of the Year, her latest gig in a whirlwind year for the young scion getting interested about the fashion industry. The teenager made her debut at Paris Fashion Week in January, sitting front row at Givenchy and Dior Homme. She landed a contract with IMG Models just two months later, after gracing the covers of Rolling Stone and CR Fashion Book. By May, she had attended her first Met Gala and was the newest face of Calvin Klein, with a reported seven-figure deal under her fledgling belt. Jackson’s appearance as one of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s celebrity presenters come June caps off an already-impressive (and jam-packed) first six months of 2017.

The CFDA awards have always found a way of bringing in fashion-adjacent celebrities to sex up an otherwise pleasant industry evening, and this year Jackson will be joined as a presenter will be Nicole Kidman, who will present Womenswear Designer of the Year; Armie Hammer, the Menswear Designer of the Year; Kerry Washington, the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent; and Jon Bon Jovi, the Swarovski Award for Positive Change. Also, Karen Elson and Amber Valletta will present the Founder’s Award to Pat McGrath; Alek Wek, the International Award to Demna Gvasalia; Michèle Lamy will present the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award to her partner, Rick Owens; and Anna Wintour, Vogue editor in chief and Conde Nast artistic director will present the Fashion Icon award to the late Franca Sozzani.

The 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards will be held June 5 at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom and hosted for the second time by Seth Meyers. (He first hosted in 2012.) The evening will also be broadcast on Facebook Live, which will be hosted by Brad Goreski.

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Paris Jackson wore an orange blouse under an ivory vest at the Jackson Family Donation Event for Children on August 8th, 2011.

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Jackson posed with Justin Bieber at the Michael Jackson Hand and Footprint ceremony wearing a white graphic t-shirt, in honor of her father, on January 26th, 2012.

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Jackson pays homage to her father, pairing a Michael Jackson graphic t-shirt with blue jeans to the Goin’ Back To Indiana: Can You Feel It press conference on August 29th, 2012.

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Paris Jackson attends the Mr. Pink Ginseng Drink launch party with family wearing a one-shoulder, navy dress, black belt, simple silver jewelry and a black cross body bag on October 11th, 2012.

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Paris Jackson posed with Chester Castellaw at the opening night of Deaf West Theatre’s ‘Spring Awakening’ in a grey dress, grey lace up boots, and a black fringe bag on May 28th, 2015.

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Jackson wears ripped jeans, a white t-shirt and black converse for the Fourth of July out in Los Angeles with Michael Snoddy in 2016.

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Paris Jackson makes her red carpet debut in a cutout, floral Tadashi Shoji gown at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes after-party on January 8th, 2017.

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Paris visited her namesake city for the Givenchy Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show dressed in head-to-toe black; a black Givenchy knit sweater that says, “I Feel Love,” black pants, leather bag, and combat boots on January 20th, 2017.

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Paris Jackson attended the Dior Homme Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 the following day wearing a white Dior ensemble under black leather jacket and paired with combat boots.

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Paris wowed the red carpet in a v-neck, black lace gown to the Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Debra Lee on February 11th, 2017.

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Jackson wore a glittery, multi-colored Balmain number and black strappy heels at the 59th Grammy Awards on February 12th, 2017.

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Paris Jackson did a quick change into a multi-colored, cut-out gown and floral hair accessories to present at the 59th Grammy Awards on February 12th, 2017.

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The young star opted for a black and white polka-dot dress, keeping the rest simple, for her visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on March 20th, 2017.

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Staying true to her casual yet edgy style, Paris accessorized light-wash jeans a leather jacket with a colorful bag and peace-sign necklace on a visit to IMG Modeling Agency on March 21st, 2017.

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The model stunned in a colorful Yanina Couture dress and Edie Parker clutch at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 1st, 2017.

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Paris Jackson attends the Daily Front Row’s 3rd Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards – Arrivals at Sunset Tower Hotel on April 2, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

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Paris Jackson wore Calvin Klein by Appointment to the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.

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