Katharine McPhee Named Style's 2012 'One to Watch'
In an unprecedented partnership between leading brands in style, media and events, Penske Media Corporation (PMC), Style Media and IMG Fashion presented the 9th Annual Style Awards on September 5, 2012, kicking off the world's most prestigious fashion event, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The Style Awards will make its primetime broadcast debut on The Style Network on Friday, September 14th at 8pm ET/PT. Fashion fans will get a never before seen look into the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week experience.
Among those honored was actress Katharine McPhee who was presented the "One to Watch" (Female) award by Joe Zee. McPhee stars in the NBC musical drama 'Smash' and was the runner-up of Fox's American Idol singing competition.
Talents behind the world's most exciting film and TV fashions came together at The 2012 Style Awards, to celebrate and recognize the artistic accomplishments of the community's top costume designers, stylists, models, photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists and more. In addition, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, President and CEO of SWW Creative, brought her extensive fashion background, production expertise, and exceptional relationships to the 9th Annual Style Awards as Executive Producer. The ceremony was followed by the Official Style Awards After-Party held at Stone Rose Lounge.
"We are tremendously excited to bring the Style Awards to The Style Network viewers and to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for the first time," said Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, the Executive Producer of the Show. Jay Penske Chairman and CEO of PMC, owner of the Style Awards added, "We know this collaboration among three preeminent media and style brands will thrive for years to come."
This year's Honorees were chosen by the Style Awards' Nominating Committee, comprised of esteemed individuals in the entertainment and fashion communities. The Style Award, created exclusively by iconic crystal brand, Lalique, will be awarded to 2012's Style Award winners.
This year's categories, honorees and presenters include:
"Designer of the Year" – Carolina Herrera, award presented by Katie Holmes
"Breakthrough Designer of the Year" – Prabal Gurung, award presented by Elettra Wiedemann
"One to Watch (Female)" – Katharine McPhee, award presented by Joe Zee
"One to Watch (Male)" – Ed Westwick, award presented by Simon Spurr
"Celebrity Stylist of the Year" – Cristina Ehrlich, award presented by Amy Adams
"Model of the Year" – Joan Smalls, award presented by Iman
"Hair Stylist of the Year" – Andy Lecompte, award presented by Nicole Richie
"Most Stylish Athlete" – Henrik Lundqvist, award presented by Jeff Gordon
"TV Costume Designer of the Year" – Jenn Rogien, award presented by Allison Williams
"Makeup Artist of the Year" – Virginia Young, award presented by Elaine Irwin
"Accessories Designer of the Year" – Reed Krakoff
"Film Costume Designer of the Year" - Sandy Powell
Celebrities and members of the fashion community scheduled to attend include:Iman, Nicole Richie, Amy Adams, Katharine McPhee, Ed Westwick, Rachel Roy, Carolina Herrera, Brian Atwood, Ivanka Trump, Prabal Gurung, Reed Krakoff, Jeff Gordon, John Demsey, Alexandra Kotur, Robert Verdi, Joe Zee, Waris Ahluwalia, Stacey Bendet, Derek Blasberg, Henrik Lundqvist, Laura Kaeppeler, Joan Smalls, Catherine Malandrino, Rebecca Minkoff, Kristina O'Neill, Lisa Perry, Reem Acra, AmareStoudemire, Alexis Welch andTimo Weiland, among others.
"As the first official broadcast partner of The 2012 Style Awards, we are excited to join forces with PMC and IMG to recognize those who have contributed to the world's most memorable fashions," said Salaam Coleman Smith, President, Style Media. "This unprecedented event gives our viewers front-row access to today's biggest style icons."
"At IMG Fashion we celebrate style makers year-round through our global fashion platform of events," said Peter Levy, Managing Director and Senior Vice President, IMG Fashion Events and Properties. "We couldn't be more proud to welcome the Style Awards, a program that recognizes the achievements of top creative talent in the industry, to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and give their fans an insider look at this industry-only event."
Winners and presenters of past Style Awards include: Selena Gomez, David LaChappelle, Monique Lhuillier, Selma Blair, Cindy Crawford, Rachel Zoe, David Duchovny, Nina Dobrev, Eva Longoria, and Emily Blunt. Last year designer Alice Temperley and actress Chloe Moretz were amongst Style Award winners, and for the last eight years, such extraordinary and diverse talents have emphasized the importance of the award in recognizing style talent at every stage in its development and achievement.
About Penske Media Corporation
PMC, a leading digital media company founded by Jay Penske in 2004, reaches over 80 million unique visitors monthly according to Comscore. PMC owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. Deadline.com, OnCars, HollywoodLife, India.com, Movieline, TVLine, BGR, Young Hollywood Awards, The Style Awards, and Breakthrough of the Year Awards are all part of the expanding PMC portfolio. For more information on PMC and its brands, please visit: www.PMC.com or its digital properties directly.
About IMG Fashion
IMG Fashion is dedicated to facilitating a gateway to the fashion world - from creation to consumer. We offer solutions that seamlessly connect and associate fashion's key constituents and corporate brands using IMG's global resources, influence and expertise. Within the fashion industry IMG represents the world's top models, leading designers and the most influential photographers, art directors and stylists. The division produces the leading fashion events around the globe and represents many of the industry's top organizations and federations.
About Style Media
Style Media, a global multimedia company that includes The Style Network and myStyle.com, is the destination for women 18-49 seeking to fuel their insatiable appetite for looking great and living stylishly. Style currently counts nearly 78 million cable and satellite subscribers and is the fastest growing women's network in the U.S. MyStyle.com keeps women up-to-date on all of the latest fashion and beauty news on the web. Style's popular series include "Tia & Tamera," "Jerseylicious," "Giuliana & Bill," "Chicagolicious," "Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne" and "Big Rich Texas." Style is a network of NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media, a division of NBCUniversal, 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. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/StyleNetPR.
About Stone Rose Lounge
Located on the 4th floor of the Time Warner Center (10 Columbus Circle) Stone Rose Lounge – named for the touches of stone and rosewood used throughout its design – is the epitome of masculine elegance. Created to echo the posh atmosphere of a classically timeless hotel lounge, the 5,000 sq. ft. venue features candlelit seating areas surrounded by gorgeous views of Manhattan's Central Park and the city's skyline. Stone Rose Lounge offers an extensive selection of wine and beer, as well as a wide range of spirits and liqueurs. Its cocktail menu features an ever-changing selection of libations that highlight market fresh ingredients and seasonal favorites, in addition to signature sips like The Stone Rose. A small bites menu is available from Benchmarc Events by Marc Murphy and features favorites such as Mini Lobster Rolls, Curried Tuna Tartar Crispy Tacos and Mini Grilled Cheese with Gruyere & Parmesan. Brunch offers bites including Escarole & Grilled Asparagus Salad, Spicy Chicken Wings and Chicken Chile Nachos. Stone Rose Lounge is open daily; private event space is also available. For more information and hours of operation, please call 212.823.9769 or visitwww.GerberBars.com.
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