The silent, dark knight of a journalist, Anderson Cooper will be the host of the 2011 Council of Fashion Designers of America awards that will be held on June 6 at Alice Tully Hall in NYC.
The show will certainly be interesting because when it comes to fashion, Cooper’s name is not to be found for miles around, nor is he known for his comic timing. Perhaps emceeing the CNN Heroes awards remarkably every year has made him a logical choice. However, that is far removed from hosting Lady Gaga’s Fashion Icon award and the like.
Diane von Furstenberg, the President of the CFDA, wants Cooper to add a little spice to what seemed, last year, like a tyre going flat due to a lack of host. Previous emcees, Jeremy Piven and Tracy Ullman, couldn’t touch the right chord either. Let’s just wait and see if Cooper can bring the house down this year.