True to their annual appointment, the CFDA awards took place again this year, honoring American designers who excel in the world of fashion.
This year, the CFDA Awards – the Council of Fashion Designers of America – were held at the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan on Monday night – the first time in the awards’ 42-year history that the ceremony was held there. Hosted by Anne Hathaway (who took over when Sarah Jessica Parker was forced out due to “force majeure”), the awards honored American designers and brands that excel in the field.
Amazon Fashion was the main sponsor of the evening for the second year in a row. The company last year launched its own award, the Innovation Award, which was won by Kim Kardashian’s Skims brand, while this year it won Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop this time around.
The Fashion Icon of the Year was awarded to Serena Williams – who made history as the first time an athlete received this distinction. In addition, Vera Wang received the Board of Directors’ Tribute for her contribution to bridal design and designer Maria Cornejo was honored with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award for her overall contribution to fashion.
Jonathan Anderson was named International Designer of the Year, for his work at JW Anderson and Loewe, and Khaite American’s Catherine Holstein again won Womenswear Designer of the Year. Twins Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, of The Row, received the American Accessory Designer of the Year award.
But before the fashion Oscars – as the CFDA awards are known – all eyes were on the red carpet, where designers, models and people known for their style and aesthetics walked. The glam had its due with the stunning creations worn by the evening’s select guests making the rounds of the internet.
The impressive presences on the CFDA awards red carpet:
Vera Wang with her muse Vanessa Hudgens, who wore a gown by the designer
Nina Dobrev in Oscar de la Renta
Emily Ratajkowski with Tory Burch
Leni Klum in Hellessy
Mary J Blige with Christian Siriano
Demi Moore in Carolina Herrera
Karlie Kloss with Thom Browne
Winnie Harlow with Marc Jacobs
Coco Rocha with Christian Siriano
Designer Dennis Basso with Martha Stewart wearing one of his own looks
Designer Diane von Furstenberg
Naomi Watts in Carolina Herrera
Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren
Kim Kardashian with Chrome Hearts
Gwyneth Paltrow in G. Label by Goop
Serena Williams with Thom Browne
Photos: AP Images
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