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2018 Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala & Fashion Awards

By Newton Lee

The 2018 Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala & Fashion Awards took place at the Forecourt & Rotunda at the Los Angeles City Hall in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Hosted by America's Next Top Model Ava Capra and show producer Eduardo Khawam, the one-of-a-kind fashion show featured fashion designers MELLARDI, Giovanni Testi, and Erick Bendana, as well as Metropolitan Fashion Week Collection by Douglas Tapia, Masterpieces haute couture gowns, and Avant Garde designs inspired by KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, designed by over 30 international fashion designers.

In addition to the fashion show, the evening included the Fashion Awards ceremony to recognize outstanding contributions in costume design, fashion design, and more. The award categories included Costume Designer of the Year (Motion Pictures), Costume Designer of the Year (TV), Costume Designer of the Year (Live Performance), outstanding ensemble for Make-Up Artist and Hair Stylists of the Year TV or Motion Picture, and Fashion Commentator of the Year.

The following photos capture some of the highlights of the 2018 Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala & Fashion Awards: