Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The 2009 CFDA Awards: The Fashion Oscars
There was some big excitement pouring out from the steps of Lincoln Center last night where the dazzling Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards celebrated the outstanding achievements in the world of fashion. The Oscars of fashion was littered with top designers, models, and celebrities, all in either elegantly short or fashionably wacky ensembles.
The biggest honors of the night went to Womenswear Designer of the Year winners Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte (boy would I love to work for them), and Calvin Klein's Italo Zucchelli and Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders who tied for the Menswear Designer of the Year award. Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez won the Accessory Designer of the Year Award, and Alexander Wang, who wore his shortened version of a tux, was awarded the very coveted Emerging Talent Swarovski Award for Womenswear. Marc Jacobs happily took the International Award for his Louis Vuitton work (after narrowingly losing out on the Womenswear and Acessories Design Awards), and Anna Sui accepted the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. Best of all, the very glamorous awards were hosted by one of my favorite British funny ladies (with a usually unglamorous mouth but looking nevertheless gorgeous) Tracey Ullman...
Photos borrowed from wwd.com
Kate & Laura Mulleavy with Kirsten Dunst (ok not the most flattering angled photo, and what's with the cheesy thumbs up?
Diane Von Furstenberg, and more cheesy thumbs up
Jason Wu & Diane Krieger
Alexander Wang (who forgot his pants in the taxi) & Dree Hemingway
Narciso Rodriguez & Claire Danes
Model Agyness Deyn
Kirsten Dunst (better view)
Marc Jacobs & Lorenzo Martone looking tres dapper
Model Hilary Rhoda
Heidi Klum in what looks like maternity foil, but still looking amazing
Designer Rachel Roy
Statuesque actress Lake Bell
White Stripes singer Jack White & Award-winner Anna Sui, both looking like they popped out of a Mary Poppins chalk drawing
Ashley Olsen wearing what looks very much like my aunt's nightgown ca. 1987
Redhead actress Bernadette Peters
The Proenza Schouler boys Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez with Daphne Guiness
Vera Wang looking like a 19 yr old Vogue intern
Zac Posen & model Doutzen Kroes looking like Valentine's Day Prom Barbie
Actress Zoe Saldana & Calvin Klein's Francisco Costa, who forgot to change out of his work khakis
Uber stylist Rachel Zoe and her coveted 0% BMI
Gossip Girl star Blake Lively, who hasn't missed a fashion event yet, looking like she needs to use the Ladies'
No longer redhead model Coco Rocha
Ralph & Ricky Lauren who arrived on horseback
Posted by RedPoppy at 12:13 PM