[06/04/08 - 11:20 AM]
Bravo Partners with Unicef for Charity Fashion Show During "The A-List Awards"
Designers from "Project Runway" will be paired with celebrities to design dresses which will be auctioned off online.

[via press release from Bravo]



Lauren Hutton Will Be Honored With "John Frieda Beauty Icon Award" During Ceremony

Confirmed Talent For Bravo's "A-List Awards" Include: Kat Von D, Molly Sims, Tila Tequila, Jack McBrayer, Margaret Cho, Dina And Ali Lohan, Tyson Beckford, Nikki Blonsky, Kathy Griffin, Karina Smirnoff, Caroline Rhea, Candace Bushnell, Niki Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Christian Siriano, Tim Gunn, Padma Lakshmi, Jessica Stam, Tom Colicchio, Obama Girl, Simon Doonan, Jonathan Adler, And East Meets West For The First Time When The Housewives Of Orange County And New York City Meet On The Red Carpet Pre-Show!

NEW YORK � June 4, 2008 � Bravo has selected the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to be the beneficiary of proceeds from a charity fashion show to be held during "The A-List Awards," airing on Thursday, June 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Designers from Bravo's Peabody-award winning, Emmy-nominated series "Project Runway" will be paired with celebrities to design dresses. Pairings are as follows:

� Candace Bushnell and season 2 designer Daniel Franco

� Holly Kiser and season 4 finalist Chris March

� Kathy Griffin and season 2 designer Nick Verreos

� Katrina Smirnoff and season 3 finalist and "Fan Favorite" Michael Knight

� Kat Von D and season 4 finalist Sweet P

� Niki Taylor and season 3 finalist Laura Bennett

� Nikki Blonsky and season 3 designer Malan Breton

� Rebecca Budig and season 3 designer Alison Kelly

Each designer will create a look for the celebrity fashion show and the designs will be available online after the special's taping on June 4 until June 11. Interested parties can bid on BravoTV.com with all proceeds from the auction going to support UNICEF's relief efforts in Myanmar.

Iconic model and ageless beauty Lauren Hutton will be awarded the "John Frieda Beauty Icon Award" during the ceremony for her timeless beauty. The award celebrates someone who has made a long-lasting mark on the industry and is a spokesperson for iconic beauty everywhere. Hutton, who has appeared on the cover of Vogue 25 times, is a celebrated model, actress and entrepreneur with her own line of beauty products.

Bravo brings viewers an iconic night celebrating the best in food, fashion, design, beauty and pop culture with its first ever "The A-List Awards," honoring those who have made an indelible mark in the arts, and showcasing some of the leading creative minds working today. Hosted by "My Life on the D-List" star Kathy Griffin, "The A-List Awards," taped at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, premieres on Bravo on Thursday, June 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and a special red carpet pre-show hosted by Tim Gunn airs at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

"The A-List Awards" will be produced by Magical Elves. Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Charlie Haykel serve as executive producers.


For more than 60 years, UNICEF has been the world's leading international children's organization, working in over 150 countries to address the ongoing issues that affect why kids are dying. UNICEF provides lifesaving nutrition, clean water, education, protection and emergency response saving more young lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. While millions of children die every year of preventable causes like dehydration, upper respiratory infections and measles, UNICEF, with the support of partnering organizations and donors alike, has the global experience, resources and reach to give children the best hope of survival. For more information about UNICEF, please visit www.unicefusa.org.

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information visit www.bravotv.com.

  [june 2008]  


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