Last night, the Council of Fashion Designers of America held their annual CFDA Fashion Awards (like the Academy Awards, for designers) at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. Queen B scooped the Fashion Icon Award, the CFDA Board of Directors gave a Special Tribute Award to the fashion legacy that was David Bowie and Lena Dunham wore some really fantastic shoes. Check out the full list of winners and see the 10 Best Dressed below.
The Olsens arrived true to form in head to toe black. They were up for Womenswear Designer and Accessories Designer of the Year awards for label The Row. Although they didn’t win, The Row has already scooped three CFDA Fashion Awards – twice for womenswear designer of the year, in 2012 (just six years after the brand’s birth) and 2015, and once for Accessory Designer of the year in 2014.
Jourdan Dunn killed it in embellished Jonathan Simkhai.
Vogue’s International Editor At Large Hamish Bowles in an excellent printed suit.
If Jenna Lyons was there, you can trust she made the best-dressed list. Even if she wasn’t there, she made the best-dressed list. In fact, there is no best-dressed list that doesn’t feature Jenna Lyons.
Yoncé (now a CFDA awarded certified Fashion Icon – bow down bishes) in pinstriped Givenchy. Fun Thing To Do – say “Beyonce in Givenchy” without thinking of Bananas In Pjamas.
Creative Director of Gucci Alessandro Michele was honored with the International Award. His designs are celebrated for being eccentric – as you can tell from his pink, detailed tux.
Hari Nef in Gucci – love the mint, love the embellishment, love the panther and love anything tulle.
Jessica Chastain in Prabal Gurung.
Olivia Palermo – see Jenna Lyons above for more information.
Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine layering in sequined Phillip Lim.
Lastly, props to Lena Dunham for slaying with this epic shoe choice.
Fashion Icon Award
Womenswear Designer of the Year
Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Swarovski Award for Menswear
Orley: Alex Orley, Matthew Orley, Samantha Orley
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Menswear Designer of the Year
Accessories Designer of the Year
Mansur Gavriel: Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
The Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert
Gucci: Alessandro Michele
The Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award
The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard
Imran Amed, editor in chief of The Business of Fashion