The Council of Fashion Designers in America (CFDA) Awards brought out the best in the international fashion industry on Sunday, June 5th at The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom. Those who were nominated have made outstanding contributions to American fashion in womenswear, menswear, and accessories, as well as journalism, creative vision, personal style, and lifetime achievement.
Models, designers, and celebrities alike made appearances on the blue carpet to model and display designers’ work. Those in attendance were Nicole Kidman, Diane Kruger, Bella Hadid, Raf Simmons, Kenneth Cole, Heidi Klum, Tory Burch, Karlie Kloss, and many more.
After dinner, the awards were announced with a few instances of laughter and tears. The host of the show, Seth Meyers, said that the CFDA awards are called the Oscars, but only by those in the fashion industry. Anna Wintour paid tribute to Franca Sozzani, the editor of Italian Vogue who died last December. Sozzani’s son accepted the Fashion Icon award on her behalf.
The night ended with a joint tribute by the Board of Directors to Janelle Monáe, Celcile Richards, and Gloria Steinem. Check out the full list of winners below.
Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Kenneth Cole
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Rick Owens
Founder’s Award: Pat McGrath
International Award: Demma Gvasalia, Vetements, and Balenciaga
Board of Directors’ Tribute: Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monáe.
Fashion Icon Award: Franca Sozzani
Menswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons
Accessory Designer of the Year: Stuart Vevers, Coach
Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent: Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim, Monse
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons, Calvin Klein