The Underfashion Club has announced Dita Von Teese, burlesque queen, lingerie designer, New York Times bestselling author and musical artist behind the newly released self-titled album, Dita Von Teese, will be hosting the 2018 FEMMY Awards. The event will take place on February 6, 2018 in New York City. Famous for her revival of burlesque style and performance, her namesake intimates and new album, Dita Von Teese has always communicated her love of lingerie.
The 2018 Femmy Awards, presented by The Underfashion Club, the intimate apparel industry charitable organisation dedicated to education, will be honouring: Retailers, Target; Manufacturer, Komar Intimates; Supplier, Texco Hook & Eye Tape Ltd.; Lifetime Achievement Award, Donald R. Allen, Jr., Vice President, Design & Innovation, The Underwear Group, PVH Corp.; Diamond Jubilee Award, Lycra® fibre.
This year marks the 60th Anniversary of The Underfashion Club, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organisation established to provide intimate apparel industry leaders with a forum to exchange information and ideas in support of the intimate apparel market as a vital aspect of the fashion industry through its on-going commitment to support the education of new talent.
The FEMMY Awards honour individuals and companies that have significantly contributed to the intimate apparel industry and its growth. The gala is recognised as a premier event in the intimate apparel industry and is the fundraising vehicle that enables The Underfashion Club to support its extensive Scholarship, Awards, Internship and Grants (SAIG) programs in support of intimate apparel design and merchandising. In 2017, the organization distributed $230,000. These efforts bring to life the Underfashion Club's credo of "Education today for a better industry tomorrow."