F4D announces the honorees line-up for the 6th Annual Official First Ladies Luncheon, which will be held on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 during the 71stsession of the United Nations General Assembly at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Once again, First Ladies, fashion industry mavens, influencers and diplomats from over 100 nations will gather to celebrate the progress made of positive social change worldwide in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
This year’s F4D Award will be presented to Annie Lennox for her work as Ambassador for UNAIDS, Oxfam, Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, Amnesty International, The British Red Cross as well as for her support to numerous other organizations. Her SING campaign raises funds and awareness to help prevent the spread of HIV in South Africa reaching out to thousands of people.
F4D’s President and Founder, Evie Evangelou, will be hosting the event along with Franca Sozzani(Goodwill Ambassador & Editor in Chief of Vogue Italia), Livia Firth (Creative Director of Eco Age) andOAFLA (Organization of African First Ladies). During the ceremony, guests will enjoy a First Ladies Haute Couture runway show by Ralph & Russo featuring looks from the Autumn/Winter 2016-2017 collection.
F4D 6th Annual First Ladies Luncheon Honorees:
Annie Lennox (Ambassador for UNAIDS, Oxfam, Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, Amnesty International, The British Red Cross et al) Founder of The Circle – Fashion 4 Development Award
Suzy Amis Cameron (Executive director of Food Choice Taskforce) – Fashion 4 Development’s Eco Award
Natalia Vodianova – (Super model, philanthropist, founder of the Naked Heart Foundation) – Women’s & Children’s Champion Award
Paul Polman – (CEO of Unilever, leader in sustainable development) – League of Gentlemen Award
Petra Nemcova – (Czech model, television host and philanthropist who founded and chairs the Happy Hearts Fund) – Golden Heart Award
Nadja Swarovski – (Swarovski Company) – Education & Creativity Award
Mengqing Fan – (Founder and CEO of Shixi Technology Co., Ltd) – Empowerment Innovation Award