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What You Need to Catch Up Before the CFDA Fashion Awards

The CFDA Awards will take over New York Monday night, with host Joel McHale and honoree Norma Kamali. Here’s what you need to know.


Ali, Muhammad American boxing legend who died late Friday at 74. New Yorker editor David Remnick, who profiled the boxer in 1998 (and wrote a lengthy biography of the man that same year), offers up his remembrances.

Ball, Governor’s Though the last day of the Randall’s Island music festival was cancelled due to sudden monsoon (by New Yorker standards), the first two days offered their share of street style eye candy, showing off how east coasters do festival fashion. Coachella, take note.

Hightower, Royalty Eleven-year-old breakout Sundance actress with a name that practically demands she become a movie star.

Kamali, Norma On Monday night, designer Norma Kamali will win the lifetime achievement award at the annual CFDA Fashion Awards — and even after a lifetime of design revelations (and of Physique 57), she’s still running circles around those millennials.

McHale, Joel The somewhat-unexpected host of those same CFDA awards with a penchant for a Gucci suit.

Schouler, Proenza Upgrading, iPhone-style, from the PS1 to the PS1+. It’s no rose gold iPhone 6, but designers Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez are hoping it will revitalize their accessories line.

West, Kanye Caused a bit of chaos in lower Manhattan when he announced a 2 a.m. performance at Webster Hall to make up for his cancelled Governor’s Ball performance. The show never happened, but thousands of hopefuls flooded the streets anyways.

Photos: What Millennials Like Me Can Learn From 70-Year-Old Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali in her 56th street flagship store. Photo by Emilia Petrarca.

Norma Kamali at the 2005 CFDA Awards. Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images.

Norma Kamali and Marc Jacobs circa 1980.

Norma Kamali, 1997. Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images.

Norma Kamali, 1998. Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images.

Rihanna wearing Norma Kamali to perform at the 2016 BRIT Awards. Photo by Getty Images.

Miley Cyrus wearing Norma Kamali to the 2012 “VH1 Divas” event.

Kourtney Kardashian wearing Norma Kamali in 2012.

Ralph Lauren and Norma Kamali circa 1990. Photo by Raoul/IMAGES/Getty Images.

Norma Kamali shows her designs circa 1988. Photo by PL Gould/IMAGES/Getty Images.

Norma Kamali at the 40th Annual Coty Awards, 1982. Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage.

Norma Kamali at The Warhol Look/Glamour Style and Fashion Exhibition Gala, 1997. Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.

Norma Kamali in 2003 wearing her signature sleeping bag coat. Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images.

Norma Kamali, 2015. Photo by Getty Images.

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