THE CFDA FASHION AWARDS AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM: BEST DRESSED + HIGHLIGHTS

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The 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards took place on June 3rd, 2019, at the Brooklyn Museum. This year, the biggest prize went to womenswear designer Brandon Maxwell. This was his second CFDA award, taking home the Trova trophy for Womenswear Designer of the Year (his first award for in the Swarovski emerging womenswear category in 2016). “To the nominees in this category, you cannot imagine what it feels like to be in your company for me,” he addressed the crowd onstage. “It is an absolute pleasure…this is really once-in-a-lifetime, this is never going to happen to me again.” – Brandon Maxwell.

Other prizes were awarded to Rick Owens for best menswear designer and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row for best accessories design, and  Jennifer Lopez took home the fashion icon award.

From left to right: Gigi Hadid in Louis Vuitton, Antoni Porowski in Sies Marjan, Ashley Graham in Christian Siriano.

Highlights include:

-Emily Adams Bode was named Emerging Designer of the Year for her label Bode.

-Hasan Minhaj and Jessica Williams each presented two of the nominee categories.

Jennifer Lopez was named Fashion Icon, presented by Tom Ford.

Jennifer Lopez, wearing Ralph Lauren, accepting her Fashion Icon award at the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards.

-Harold Koda presented Lynn Yaeger with the Media Award.

-Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen was recognized with the Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award, presented by Anna Wintour.

-The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Bob Mackie by Bernadette Peters.

-The Founder’s Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert was presented to Carine Roitfeld by Tom Ford.

-The Positive Change Award was presented to Eileen Fisher by Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne.

Bold in red on the CFDA carpet. From left to right, Hamish Bowles in Alexander McQueen, Laura Harrier in Khaite, Lily Aldridge in Brandon Maxwell.

See below for a full list of nominees and winners for this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards.

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Brandon Maxwell – winner
Rosie Assoulin
Mark Jacobs
Sander Lak for Seis Marjan
Laura & Kate Mulleavy for Rodarte

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Virgil Abloh for Off-White
Mike Amiri for Amiri
Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss
Rick Owens – winner
Thom Browne for Thom Browne New York

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Jennifer Fisher for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry
Virgil Abloh for Off-White
Tabitha Simmons
Telfar Clemens for Telfar
Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row – winner

EMERGING DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Emily Adams Bode for Bode – winner
Beth Bugdaycay for Foundrae
Heron Preston
Catherine Holstein for Khaite
Sarah Staudinger & George Augusto for Staud

   
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