May 24, 2024
CFDA Fashion Awards

CFDA Fashion Awards

The Council of Fashion Designer of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association of foremost fashion and accessory designers of America. It was founded in 1962 by Eleanor Lambert. Its headquarter is in Manhattan. The organization provides funding and creates business opportunities for working designers. They honor both established and emerging designers.

The CFDA Fashion Award of 2023 was held in New York City ( American Museum of Natural History) on Monday, November 6. The ceremony was hosted by Anne Hathaway. The event was sponsored by Amazon Fashion for the second time in a row. 

Award Category and Winner 

Last year Amazon introduced its own prize, the Innovation Award. In 2022 Kim Kardashian’s Skims and this time Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop got the prestigious Award. 

Award categories are– Innovation Award, Fashion Icon, Board of Directors Tribute, Founders Award, Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, Media Award, Environmental Sustainability Award and International Designer of the year.

Alina Cho is the first Asian-American to receive the media Award. Womenswear Designer, Menswear Designer, Accessory Designer and Emerging Designer were revealed live and were voted on by the CFDA Fashion Award Guild. 

  • American Menswear Designer of the Year: Willy Chavarria 
  • American Accessory Designer of the Year: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen 
  • American Emerging Designer of the Year: Catherine Holstein 
  • Fashion Icon: Serena Williams 
  • Board of Directors Tribute: Vera Wang
  • Founders Award:  Domenico De Sole, in honor of Eleanor Lambert 
  • Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Maria Cornejo 
  • Media Award : Alina Cho
  • Environmental Sustainability Award: Mara Hoffman 
  • International Designer of the Year: Johnathon Anderson for J.W. Anderson and Loewe 

A Star Twinkling Night 

Monday night’s dress code was described as “American Black Tie” on the invitation. The star wore some dazzling designer which surely added to their sparks.

Serena Williams wore a custom made black sequined dress with oversized sleeves and a flowing train. A pair of pearl drop  earrings and a sparkling snowflake necklace. She received the Fashion Icon Award. 

Kim Kardashian wore a backless gown with a halter neckline. The buttons of her dress was partially undone to create a makeshift slit. She completed her look with an updo.

Ashley Graham wore a black and white ball gown with long sheer sleeves and neckline. She did natural makeup, hair loose in waves.

Model and photographer Richie Shazam wore a bold beaded dress adorned with roses with matching accessories. With rose embedded clutch beg and platform heels. 

Anne Hathaway wears Ralph Lauren on the white carpet.  She rocked with a blue and white denim skirt with a blue top. She was looking absolutely stunning. 

Vanessa Hudgens black strapless ball gown was custom designed by Vera Wang. The dress has a ballon skirt with a high slit paired with leather gloves.

CFDA known as Oscar of Fashion the event of 2023 is truly a sight to behold. As many stars came forward to dazzle the event with there presence. And as a support to their fellow mates. This Organization plays an important role in American economy and in the Fashion industry. 

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