The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in collaboration with Swarovski presented the CFDA Fashion Awards tonight at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, honouring (mostly) Americans who have set trends and have stood out in the fickle world of fashion.
Marc Jacobs was named Womenswear Designer of the Year. Thom Browne took the gong for Menswear Designer of the Year. Beyoncé was given the glamorous title of Fashion Icon of the Year – which is ironic since she doesn’t wear much fabric. Alessandro Michele of Gucci was recognised with an International Award, presented by Anna Wintour. And Tilda Swinton accepted an award for David Bowie for his influence on fashion at large.
Celebrity guests included supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio and Naomi Campbell; actors Selma Blair, Laverne Cox, Kirsten Dunst and Christina Ricci; musos Jay Z and Jason Derulo; and of course a host of fashion designers and red carpet regulars.
Oh, and kookily enough, Michael C. Hall of ‘Dexter’ fame and Jennifer Hudson performed on the night.
See, fashion really does cut across genres and generations. Lisa Andrews