Kim Cattrall named host of the 2016 Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA)

Kim Cattrall named host of the 2016 Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA)

Kim Cattrall is set to host this year's Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA) on Apr. 15 in Toronto. In its third year, the honours are considered to be Canada's top fashion nod, recognizing the best and brightest in all aspects of the industry. CAFA also announced on Thursday (Mar. 31) that the Vanguard award recipient for 2016 is none other than supermodel Elle Macpherson.

Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong (Greta Constantine) and Kim Newport-Mimran (Pink Tartan) are among this year's nominees. Photo: © Getty Images

Designers from some of the country's top brands, including nominees like Greta Constantine, Pink Tartan and Lucian Matis, will join the Sex and the City star at this year's bash. “CAFA continues to raise the profile of Canadian designers, and I am proud to be a part of such a prestigious celebration of their achievements. I am committed to wearing and supporting Canadian designers on and off screen," said Kim in a statement.

Elle Macpherson will receive the Vanguard award at the show on Apr. 15. Photo: © Getty Images

The Vanguard award presented by Hudson's Bay is awarded to "individuals that have brought international attention to the fashion industry," notes CAFA. Elle was a shoo-in for the award given her, "expansive modelling portfolio, including a record five covers of the Sports Illustrated Annual Swimsuit Edition, to the launch of both her lingerie and global wellness company."

Read more: The 2016 CAFAs nominees

In response to the honour, the 52-year-old stunner said, "It is a privilege to be a part of this exciting platform that engages and supports emerging artists who are forging new paths in fashion, and to be amongst such amazing and inspiring Canadian talent. CAFA is truly starting a movement within Canadian fashion and has assisted Canadian designers in making waves around the world."

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