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Meryl Streep to present fashion prize to Alber Elbaz

Meryl Streep, Allison Williams and Katie Holmes will be among the stars presenting designers with their awards at The Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars next week (beg18Oct15).

(Cover) - EN Star Style - Meryl Streep will present designer Alber Elbaz with the Superstar award at The Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars on 22 October 2015.

In July (15) it was announced the Lanvin creative director would receive the prestigious prize and now WWD has confirmed who’ll be handing it over. He dressed Meryl in a golden gown for the 2012 Oscars, which makes the actress a good fit for the occasion.

"The seamstress that made the dress worked for three days and three nights on the dress, and after she finished, she was sick for three days," Alber recalled to Britain’s The Telegraph newspaper in 2012. "And you know, with the Oscars, you do the dress and you never know if they will wear it. I wanted so much for (Meryl) to wear it, just for this woman that didn't go to sleep for three days, and just put so much love into the dress."

Meryl won’t be the only big name at the awards do in New York City. Girls star Allison Williams will make an appearance to hand the Retail Trailblazer prize to eBay’s Marcelle Parrish and Katie Holmes will honour Roger Vivier’s Bruno Frisoni with the Fashion Star award. Meanwhile Diane Kruger will present Jason Wu with the Fashion Star prize. It’s not yet known who will honour Jonathan Anderson, who has received the third Fashion Star honour.

There will be plenty of entertainment for actresses and designers alike, as jazz musician Brian Newman and singer Tori Kelly will put on performances. Justin Timberlake will also attend to pick up his Lord & Taylor Fashion Oracle award, though who is presenting the prize to Justin is currently unknown. Simon Doonan will emcee the event and further honourees include Bulgari, Pinterest and Eileen Fisher.

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