The CFDA Awards Red Carpet Was Effortlessly Elegant

Amanda Bardas

Fashion’s biggest night of the year, the CFDA Awards (Council of Fashion Designers of America) are currently underway in New York, and while we’re on the other side of the world in Australia, we always look forward to discovering which designers and industry leaders will be honoured. Until the winners were announced (see below), the red carpet had all our attention, and this year, it was all about effortlessly elegant looks.

Keep scrolling to peep the winners, and scroll further to see all the best red carpet looks.

Fashion Icon Award

Womenswear Designer of the Year
Marc Jacobs

Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Brandon Maxwell

Swarovski Award for Menswear
Orley: Alex Orley, Matthew Orley, Samantha Orley

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Paul Andrew

Menswear Designer of the Year
Thom Browne

Accessories Designer of the Year
Mansur Gavriel: Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Norma Kamali

The Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert
Donna Karan

International Award
Gucci: Alessandro Michele

The Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award
David Bowie

The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard
Imran Amed, editor in chief of The Business of Fashion


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