About Leonard Simpson and Fashion Forward®

logoLeonard Simpson is creator of Fashion Forward, an internationally known fashion production company with more than two decades of experience producing high-style fashion shows, television segments and Broadway-style shows nationwide. Leonard’s television credits include ten years as the producer and on‐air host of his own style weekly segments on San Diego’s KUSI­9 Good Morning San Diego. Five years as an ABC commentator live from the red carpet at the Academy Awards, co­host and segment producer for the Southern regional Emmys. He has appeared on VH1, ETonight, E!, CBS, NBC, FOX, UT­TV, TWC and covered many fashion events in New York for Fashion Week, Fashion TV, Canada. Leonard played the lead actor in the full feature film, Fashionably L.A. He also designed an award-winning jewelry line carried at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, and became the youngest person ever to win the Lifetime Achievement Award in Fashion.

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Each year Leonard Simpson and founding chair Sally B. Thornton presents the highly anticipated annual gala, “Leonard Simpson’s 10 Best Dressed Awards,” co-produced by Brittany Noelle Simpson.

Leonard believes that the best way to get dressed is with “Gloves of Compassion and a Coat of Courage”™ marking the recognition of over one hundred and sixty honorees to date.

An event known for delivering an over-the-top theatrical show with costumes from performers like Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, music, dancers, acrobats, international fashion designers, super models, celebrity guests and more.

Founded and produce by TV Personality Leonard Simpson of Fashion Forward® in 2008, his 10 Best Dressed Awards honors 10 men and 10 women who are recognized not simply for their fashionable sense but more importantly for their giving spirit. They are being acknowledged for their “EN POINTE AT THE PRADO -]The 9th Annual Leonard Simpson’s 10 Best Dressed Awards Gala will be held at The Prado Ballroom and Casa del Prado Theater in Balboa Park

Guests attending the exclusive, will enjoy the red carpet VIP press party and cocktails, a glamorous silent and live auction, an elaborate formal dinner, the spectacular show by Fashion Forward Tv personality leonard Simpson international company .