The CFDA awards are extremely important for fashion designers and people in the fashion industry. The council of fashion designers of America selects the most influential and innovative designers every year and this year wasn't the exception. As a fashion designer myself I know how meaningful this event is and I want to share with you everything about it, from the winners to the red carpet.  I also want to talk about what the designers and celebrities wore for the gala and show you some of the lookbooks from the winners of the awards. So please keep reading to find more about the CFDA Awards.

Fashion Icon Award:
Beyoncé Knowles
Pantsuit and hat by Givenchy Couture with $9 million of Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Womenswear Designer of the Year:
Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs won designer of the year with his Fall 2016 collection. I was impressed to hear about it because I thought that after all the scandals the past year, that was going to affect his label. But I guess this is not about Jacobs' life , it is about his designs. Congrats!

Marc Jacobs Fall16 - vogue.com
Menswear Designer of the Year:
Thom Browne
Thom Browne always wearing his famous and elegant bermuda shorts. I adore his designs and his Fall 2015 was avant-garde and elegant at the same time. Very cool with raw edges and different treatments with the classic suit fabrics.

Thom Browne Fall16 - vogue.com
Accessories Designer of the Year:
Mansur Gavriel: Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel

Swarovski Award for Womenswear:
Brandon Maxwell.
His date for the night was the supermodel Naomi Campbell who wore one of his designs. It is amazing how much recognition Brandon Maxwell has achieved this past year.

Brandon Maxwell Fall 2016 - vogue.com
Swarovski Award for Menswear:
Orley: Alex Orley, Matthew Orley, Samantha Orley
Samantha was wearing a sexy black dress with different details. Very cute and trendy. 
All of them had relaxed and classy looks, not as uptight as it's suppose to be for this gala. 
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design:
Paul Andrew

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award:
Norma Kamali

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

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

International Award:
Gucci: Alessandro Michele

Board of Directors’ Tribute Award:
David Bowie (accepted by Tilda Swinton)


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