CFDA Awards Recap

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While us Chicagoans are dealing with chilly, 50 degree weather on the first day of June, some of the most powerful men and women in the fashion industry are taking New York by storm last night at the annual CFDA (Or Council of Fashion Designers of America) Fashion Awards at the beautiful Lincoln Center.

The CFDA was founded in 1962 by powerhouse Nicole Lambert, a pioneer for American fashion. The organization is dedicated to the development of future fashion designers and also provides support for current designers.

The CFDA Fashion Awards are considered to be as prestigious as the Oscar Awards in the film industry. Each year, the nominations are submitted by the Fashion Guild, which is made up of over one thousand members who are apart of the fashion community.

Some winners of the night included Tom Ford for Menswear Designer of the Year, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for Womenswear Designer of the Year, Betsey Johnson for Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, and Pharrell Williams for Fashion Icon Award.

The Red Carpet at the CFDA Awards is like any other standard Red Carpet, just magnified about 100 times and on steroids. Dressing to impress while attending this event with some of the most successful men and women in the fashion world is a must. Check out my favorite looks seen on the Red Carpet below:

Red CFDA

Petra Nemcova in Max Azria, January Jones in J. Mendel, Jemima Kirke in Rosie Assoulin

CFDA White

Gigi Hadid in Michael Kors, Juliette Lewis in Christian Siriano, Katharine McPhee in Paule Ka and Amanda Wakeley

CFDA Blue

Brittany Snow, Vanessa Hudgens in Sachin and Babi, Tinashe in Public School

What are your thoughts on the Red Carpet at this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards? Comment below!

– Kristin

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