As the runway shows are lining up around the globe, it was time to give out the CFDA Fashion Awards to honour US-American designers in New York City. And since we all know that these award shows are basically a room filled with the richest of the rich and best and worst dressed, the CFDA Fashion Awards definitely couldn’t be considered a boring event.
From the East Coast to Kanye West
Fashion designer and musician Kanye West thanked his latest fashion muse Pharrell Williams, rapped and honoured icons such as Lorraine Schwartz and Rei Kawakubo. Obviously Kanye West wouldn’t be Kanye West if he didn’t take the opportunity to let out some frustration at the fashion industry (he did let people finish their speeches this time, though), claiming its cool reception to his efforts to be a serious fashion designer.
But Kimye (who did steal the show by announcing baby number two right before the show) weren’t the only ones at the CFDA Fashion Awards. In between, Chelsea Clinton took the stage to for a remembrance of Oscar de la Renta, the Italian actress Valeria Golino paid tribute to numerous fashion icons and Kelly Osborne made an endearing speech about Betsey Johnson.
And the award goes to…
To cap off the evening’s all-star lineup, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were honoured with the Womenswear Designer of the Year prize, beating out Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, the Proenza Schouler duo, and Joseph Altuzarra. Further winners were Tabitha Simmons (Accessories Designer of the Year Award), and Rosie Assoulin, Mansur Gavriel’s Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel taking home the Swarovski prizes for womenswear and accessories.
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