Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The CFDA awards used to be about hardcore fashion industry insiders celebrating their achievements. Last night's awards though, brought out the top names in music (Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Estelle), Hollywood (Jessica Alba, Olsen Twins, Kirsten Dunst) and journalishm (Andersen Cooper). Designers, merchants, retailers still ruled the carpet and took home the trophies.
Designer of the year for womenswear was awarded to Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. For menswear, Michael Bastian took home the designer honors. Alexander Wang won the award for Accessories Designer of the Year.
While it seems that the fashion crowd has been aware of Prabal Gurung's achievements for quite some time, he won the Swarovski award for emerging talent. The forever-hot Marc Jacobs won the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement award, (even though he has yet to hit middle age).
A turquoise-wigged, Thierry Mugler wearing Lady Gaga own the (least surprising, yet highly deserved) Fashion Icon award.
photos by Larry Busacca