Issa Rae will host this year’s CFDA Awards, making her the first woman to host since Tracey Ullman in 2009. She will be succeeding Seth Meyers, who hosted in 2017 and 2012.
“Issa Rae is leading a new generation of performers who use their voice and humor to discuss social topics in a way that is relatable and poignant,” said Steven Kolb, CFDA’s president and CEO, in a statement.
The CFDA Awards celebrates the best in fashion with categories such as Best Womenswear Designer of the Year and Best Accessories Designer of the Year. Last year, designer Raf Simons walked away with two of the most coveted prizes of the night: Best in womenswear and menswear, a first in the award’s history.
This years ceremony will take place on June 4 at the Brooklyn Museum.