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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Kick-starts With 9th Annual Style Awards

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kick-started the event with the most awaited 9th Annual Style Awards on Wednesday.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is one of the most awaited fashion events for all fashion enthusiasts. This time round the event has started with the 9th Annual Style Awards. The Style Awards will make its primetime broadcast debut on The Style Network on Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Fashion fans will get a never before seen look into the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week experience.

"We are tremendously excited to bring the Style Awards to The Style Network viewers and to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for the first time," saidStephanie Winston Wolkoff, the Executive Producer of the Show. Jay Penske Chairman and CEO of PMC, owner of the Style Awards added, "We know this collaboration among three preeminent media and style brands will thrive for years to come."

"As the first official broadcast partner of The 2012 Style Awards, we are excited to join forces with PMC and IMG to recognize those who have contributed to the world's most memorable fashions," said Salaam Coleman Smith, President, Style Media.  "This unprecedented event gives our viewers front-row access to today's biggest style icons."

"At IMG Fashion we celebrate style makers year-round through our global fashion platform of events," said Peter Levy, Managing Director and Senior Vice President, IMG Fashion Events and Properties. "We couldn't be more proud to welcome the Style Awards, a program that recognizes the achievements of top creative talent in the industry, to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and give their fans an insider look at this industry-only event."

Katie Holmes presented this year's "Designer of the Year" to Carolina Herrera marking her very first public appearance after her split with husband and actor Tom Cruise. Holmes looked elegant in one of Herrara's signature looks. She wore a black long sleeve shirt tucked into a gold skirt featuring black embellishment around the waist. She completed the look with a pair of gold stilettos with jewels adorned to it and tied her hair back in a ponytail.  

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