Kudos to indie net Cinemoi, which pulled off its 2nd annual International Fashion Film Awards event in L.A. Sun night to highlight "fashion films" and the artists that make them possible. Celebs ranging from Carmen Electra to Louis Gossett Jr. to Macy Gray packed into the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills for the event, which Cinemoi, North America pres Daphna Ziman told attendees aims "to celebrate and award the filmmakers, designers and artists who are paving the way into the future of merging couture, film and art." But perhaps the highlight was a rousing performance by 71-year-old Mary Wilson of The Supremes fame as she rocked the house with a solo rendition of "You Can’t Hurry Love." The event also raised money for child advocacy non-profit Children Uniting Nations. More info at internationalfashionfilmawards.com
Jordin Sparks And Jonathan Ross Host 1st Annual Fashion Hill Awards In Beverly Hills
On Sunday, July 27, Cinémoi, in association with STYLE Fashion Week, presented the 1st Annual International Film Awards, held at the legendary Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.
The star-studded event, hosted by UK's favorite talk show host Jonathan Ross and platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks, honored the world's greatest fashion films and icons. Joan & Melissa Rivers were recognized with an IFFA Icon Award for having revolutionized the way the world of fashion is seen on television after creating, hosting and producing "LIVE From The Red Carpet" for E! Gigi Lepage, costume designer extraordinaire, was also awarded as an icon for her amazing talents in costume design. Some of her many accomplishments include her costume designs for the film "Grace of Monaco," as well as her designs for many Cartier and Dior commercials.
Kristin Cavallari made her highly anticipated return to the red carpet at the event just five months after giving birth to her second son Camden, wearing a crimson Zac Posen dress that accentuated her trim post-baby body. The former MTV reality star also carried Glomesh's gold "Sarah" bag and added a touch of glamour with L'Dezen Jewellery.
Tyson Beckford walked the carpet looking mighty fine in an Alexander Nash suit while Lance Bass attended along with his fiance Michael Turchin and proudly showed off his new blue hair.
Other famous faces in attendence included Tia Mowry-Hardric, Jeanne Mai, designer Michael Costello, Bai Ling, Andrew Keegan, Lily Ghalichi, photographer Tony Duran and many more.
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The electric night also included an amazing avant-garde Couture Runway Presentation by Cirque du Soleil, featuring chic fashion from their eight resident shows in Las Vegas. In addition, in another presentation by recording artist and singer/songwriter Mark Ballas of Dancing with the Stars, who along his eight-piece band, debuted his new single "Miss Incredible." In fact, as part of an interactive social media campaign the multi-faceted performer released the single's chorus this week, whereby fans can submit videos explaining who "Miss Incredible" is in their lives -- in hopes of being chosen to be part of the official "Miss Incredible" video shoot in Los Angeles this August.
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"Cinémoi is proud to present the IFFAs to American and global viewers," said Cinémoi President Daphna Ziman. "We congratulate the Fashion Icons and Hollywood Stars that have come together to deliver style and distinction to fashion and films."
An exclusive poolside after-party followed the award show atop the roof of the Sixty Hotel in Beveryl Hills.