David Bowie will receive tribute accolade at The CFDA Awards

David Bowie will posthumously receive a tribute at the The Council of Fashion Designers of America awards this June.

David Bowie will receive tribute accolade at The CFDA Awards

David Bowie is set to receive the Tribute Award at The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in June.

The star-studded ceremony this summer - set to be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York - will honour the 'Starman' hitmaker, who died from cancer in January at the age of 69, with the special gong at the glamorous ceremony.

David's widow Iman took to social media to broadcast the accolade her late husband is set to receive posthumously for his influence in the fashion industry.

She re-posted the image published on The CFDA account on her Instagram, with the caption that read: "#Repost @cfda with@repostapp. Board of Directors' Tribute// #DavidBowie#CFDAAwards (sic)."

The President of the CFDA, Steven Kolb said: "The CFDA Fashion Awards honour the best and brightest talent in American Fashion today. A CFDA Award is one of the most coveted honours in the fashion industry."

This year's fashion bash, in collaboration with Swarovski, will be the first time the event will be broadcast live, following a deal with The Weinstein Company on June 6.

Steven explained: "The CFDA board of directors agreed that it was time to further elevate the CFDA Fashion Awards and bring them to the wider audience on television."

The nominations for the upcoming 2016 CFDA Awards are:

Womenswear Designer of the Year:

Altuzarra - Joseph Altuzarra

Marc Jacobs

Proenza Schouler - Jack McCoullough and Lazaro Hernandez

Rodarte - Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy

The Row - Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen

Menswear Designer of the Year:

Public Schoo - Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne

Rag & Bone - Marcus Wainwright and David Neville

Tim Coppens

Thom Browne

Todd Snyder

Swarovski Award for Womenswear:

Brandon Maxwell

Monse - Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia

Ryan Roche

Swarovski Award for Menswear:

Gypsy Sport - Rio Uribe

John Elliott

Orley - Alex Orley, Matthew Orley and Samantha Orley

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design:

Brother Vellies - Aurora James

Gigi Burris

Paul Andrew

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award:

Norma Kamali

Founder's Award, in Honor of Eleanor Lambert:

Donna Karan

Media Award, in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard:

Imran Amed - The Business of Fashion

International Award:

Alessandro Michele - Gucci

Board of Director's Tribute:

David Bowie

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