Born from a legacy of style, Tracee Ellis Ross is known for her sartorial flair and taking fashion risks with ease and grace. Today the British Fashion Council (BFC) announced that The Fashion Awards 2019 will be hosted by award-winning American actress, CEO, and producer Tracee Ellis Ross.
Best known for her Golden Globe-winning role as Dr. Rainbow Johnson on the ABC comedy series black-ish and playing Joan Clayton on the long-running hit series Girlfriends. For her role as Rainbow, Ross has received numerous individual accolades including winning the 2017 Golden Globe Award and four NAACP Image Awards. She also garnered three Primetime Emmy nominations and two Critics Choice Award nominations. She is an Executive Producer on the ABC comedy series mixed-ish. Tracee recently wrapped production on the Focus Features comedy COVERS alongside Dakota Johnson, which is set for a May 2020 release.
Tracee also serves as the CEO and Founder of PATTERN —a haircare brand launched in September, she created for the curly, and tight-textured masses. PATTERN launched in early September and sold out of the majority of items within one day. The brand also helps support organizations and programs that empower women and people of color.
The Fashion Awards is the main fundraiser for the BFC’s charitable and talent support work. The BFC is a not for profit organization focused on promoting excellence in British fashion and supporting the future pipeline of creative talent. The BFC’s work is achieved through a range of charitable initiatives that focus on education, business and mentoring schemes that support talent from school level and emerging designers to fashion start-ups and established brands. In 2018, the BFC raised over £2.3 million for its charities and business support initiatives out of which £1.1 million will be allocated directly to scholars and designer businesses with the remaining monies building an endowment to secure support for future generations. Boxes for The Fashion Awards 2019 are on sale. For more information please email FashionAwardsBox@britishfashioncouncil.com.