CFDA Awards: winners and best dressed

  • Sol Rivero

One of the most important fashion ceremonies of the year took place this past Monday, with the CFDA Awards. Designers, celebrities, editors and models appeared at the event to celebrate the best of fashion, and today we take a look at the winners and best dressed personalities of the evening.


Winners of the CFDA Awards

During a ceremony hosted by actress Lupita Nyong’o at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the winners of the CFDA Fashion Awards were announced. Here’s the list of designers who were recognized by the organization:

  • Womenswear Designer of the year: Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra
  • Menswear Designer of the year: Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School
  • Accessory Designer of the year: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row
  • Swarovski Award for womenswear: Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind
  • Swarovski Award for menswear: Tim Coppens
  • Swarovski Award for accessory design: Irene Neuwirth
  • Geoffrey Beene lifetime achievement award: Tom Ford
  • Media award: Paul Cavaco
  • Founders award: Bethann Hardison
  • Board of director’s tribute: Ruth Finley
  • International award: Raf Simons of Fashion Calendar
  • Fashion Icon award: Rihanna


Best dressed of the CFDA Awards

The Red Carpet for the CFDA Awards was full of shiny outfits, black-and-white combinations, fiery reds, lots of orange, cut-outs and edgy prints. As expected from one of the most important nights in fashion, we saw some of the most stunning ensembles, and Rihanna managed to surprise everyone with a sheer dress which left little to the imagination.

Here are our top 5 favorites:

  • Coco Rocha, wearing a Christian Siriano dress
  • Chanel Iman, wearing a Monique Lhuillier gown
  • Jennifer Hudson, in a Kaufmanfranco dress
  • Lupita Nyong’o, in a Suno outfit
  • Hilary Rhoda, wearing a J. Mendel dress



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