NEW YORK - "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino will perform at next week's 2004 CFDA Fashion Awards. Some 400 designers, editors, retailers and guests are expected to attend the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards, to be presented Monday at The New York Public Library.
Barrino will perform a song "selected especially" for the evening, which will salute the city of New York, the CFDA said in a statement Thursday.
Her first single, "I Believe," comes out June 22 on J Records. It will feature two other songs she performed during the "Idol" competition: Gershwin's "Summertime" and Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools."
This year's CFDA honorees include Sarah Jessica Parker (fashion icon award), Donna Karan (lifetime achievement award), Irving Penn (Eleanor Lambert Award), Teri Agins (Eugenia Sheppard Award), Tom Ford (board of directors' special tribute) and Miuccia Prada (International Award).
Nominees for womenswear designer of the year are Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and Ralph Rucci. Kors, Sean Combs for Sean John and Ralph Lauren are nominated for menswear designer of the year.
Honorees and nominees were selected by more than 450 fashion designers, the media, retailers and stylists.