Betty White, Ed Asner, Loretta Swit and Bob Barker to receive animal welfare lifetime achievement awards at Metropolitan Fashion Week

(Image: Metropolitan Fashion Week)

(Image: Metropolitan Fashion Week)

One of these days I SWEAR TO YOU I’ll never go hungry again get to Metropolitan Fashion Week. It’s now officially a bucket list thing. Why? Because this year they’re honoring Betty White, Ed Asner, Loretta Swit and Bob Barker with The GES Africa Conservation Fund‘s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for Animal Conservation. Super cool, right?  And any person, place or thing that’s that cool, I need to check out.

I’ve always known that Betty White, Bob Barker and Loretta Swit did a lot for animal welfare. But I’d no idea Ed Asner was also such a huge supporter. Wonderful!  Congratulations to these four outstanding folks, and read on for the full details!

Metropolitan Fashion Week Will Honor Betty White, Ed Asner, Loretta Swit and Bob Barker with The GES Africa Conservation Fund’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for Animal Conservation

Honoree Photos (PRNewsFoto/Metropolitan Fashion Week)

Honoree Photos (PRNewsFoto/Metropolitan Fashion Week)

Hollywood Legends & Animal Conservation Activists Will Be Honored At Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala & Awards Show At Warner Bros. Studios On October 1st

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK (MFW) will present Hollywood legends Betty White, Ed Asner, Loretta Swit and Bob Barker with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for Animal Conservation, presented by the GES Africa Conservation Fund, for their passion and commitment to animals and endangered species at its CLOSING GALA & AWARD SHOW on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Warner Bros. Studios. The GES Group operates the leading Wildlife Management operation in South Africa and protects the largest private Rhino population in the world with over 1,500 Rhinos under direct protection. For more information:

MFW Closing Gala & Awards Show will also honor Hollywood film and television costume designers, celebrity stylists and fashion journalists/bloggers with its inaugural Metropolitan Fashion Awards. For complete list of nominees: MFW Award Nominees. This event will also feature a runway show highlighting one-of-a-kind costumes and haute couture fashion from international designers and a special appearance by Cirque du Soleil. Produced & Directed by Eduardo Khawam. For more information and tickets:

Presenting Designers include Costume Designers Ricardo Soltero, Inoe Vargas and Shokra; International Fashion Designers Erick Bendaña and OTT; Men’s Styles by Suitfellas; Costumes by Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas; Swimwear by Adicora Swimwear & LASC and couture hat designs by Arturo Rios. Performance by Domo Emigrantes.

The GES Africa Conservation Fund (GACF), a global nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving the world’s most endangered species, is launching an Anti-Poaching Helicopter initiative to support all anti-poaching operations. This critically needed air support unit will significantly help integrate the anti-poaching efforts of rhinos, elephants, lions, and other endangered animals that reside in the Private Nature Reserves around the Greater Kruger area in South Africa. For more information: and

Metropolitan Fashion Week is proudly sponsored by: The GES Africa Conservation Fund , Coca-Cola, The Original Farmers Market, Warner Bros. Studios, Wella Professionals, The Doves by DNA Salon, Zico Coconut Water, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Stella Rosa Wine, Normandie Bakery, Devotion Vodka, Tres Tonos Tequila, Quixote, Makeup by Ruby, ACTS Law, Olive Graphic Design, Metropolitan Fashion Lab. Media Sponsors: Telemundo, Univision, KTLA, Beverly Hills Style Magazine, ABC’s Eye On LA, and Frontier Magazine.


Metropolitan Fashion Week (MFW) is one of the fastest growing fashion weeks in the United States. MFW is the only fashion week in the world that features both fashion designers and costume designers, spotlighting over 150 works of avant-garde and couture gowns created by international fashion and costume designers.

MFW Closing Gala & Fashion Awards
Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Warner Bros. Studios
Doors open at 7:00 pm | Fashion Show & Awards at 8:30 pm

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