The CFDA Awards have come and gone once more. Some fabulous people were in attendance. SJP rocked a flow-y McQueen gown, Rachel Zoe in a shimmery, deep blue number, while Carmen Kass showed up in a gown with a deep back that clearly stated to me that girlfriend needs a burger and FAST. While I’ll continue why she’s even a relevant model, we’ll move on to the awards.
The Winners of the 2010 CFDA Awards:
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Marc Jacobs – Marc continues to impress and is wonderful. Is there anything to hate about his clothes?
Menswear Designer of the Year: Rag & Bone
Accessories Designer of the Year: Alexis Bittar
Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year: Jason Wu
Swarovski Menswear Designer of the Year: Richard Chai
Swarovski Accessories Designer of the Year: Alexander Wang
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Kors
International Award: Christopher Bailey – Gotta’ love Burberry.
Eugenia Sheppard Award: Kim Hastreiter
Fashion Icon Award: Iman Eleanor
Lambert Award: Tonne Goodman
CFDA Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award: Alexander McQueen – Apparently the tribute began with SJP and then there was a runway of the latest collection. Long live McQueen.
The Costume Institute’s annual gala at the Met is known for over the top fashion that tops any other fashion event. Models, the fashion industry, designers, and celebrities alike show up wearing the best gowns and get-ups, generally in theme of the event. Last year we had The Model as Muse and it was fantastic from Madonna’s Louis Vuitton bunny ears to co-chair Kate Moss in a fabulous Marc Jacobs complete with turban. Rachel Zoe couldn’t say it any better: I die.
This year, the gala underwhelmed and brought in a lot of whorish makeup and wackadoo getups. The “(insert designer) for Gap” was absolutely ridiculous and I was expecting more on that red carpet. Some of the favorites such as the Olsen’s, Kate Moss, and a certain Lady Gaga (we’ll get to the performance outfite later), who performed at the gala, were M.I.A.
I had to search around and finally settled on pictures from Style.com. I wanted to see what my models were sporting and they actually looked better than most celebrities, go figure. My choices are obvious and some a bit unconventional maybe. I didn’t just choose based on a pretty dress, but by not being safe, confidence, personality and much more. Well, here’s to my favorites in no particular order:
Karlie Kloss – Donna Karan
How lovely does little Karlie look? She is wearing this purple Donna Karan and completely owning it. I love her and want her on the red carpet more often. What a cute, pretty girl.
Chloë Sevigny – Proenza Schouler
Okay, this might seem for an odd choice, but I really love her Proenza. It’s completely Chloë in every way. While she could have given more at this event, I love this choice and the colors. Ah! way to go, Chloë!
Anne Hathaway – Valentino
I’m trying to figure out why her hair is as such. Last year she had a whore-ish, voluminous look and now it seems she is trying to counteract that. I suppose I can get over it because she went all fairy princess and looks sexy as well. This is the sort of thing Taylor Swift would have worn, but alas it would have been just as predictable on her as what she wore at the event. Boring, T-Swift, boring. Here, I think Anne almost gets best dressed of the night. So lovely.
Chanel Iman – Michael Kors
Now I might be crazy, but at least this is how you would do a jumpsuit, if one ever had to wear one, which I hope one would not. She actually looks completely fabulous and rocks it, so what do I care? Hey Tina, this is how you do it.
Anna Wintour/daughter Bee Shaffer – Chanel Haute Couture/Balenciaga
I chose to put them together because I feel they look best together. Anna is always divine while her daughter is sexy in Balenciaga. Love.
Tom Ford – Tom Ford
Who else looks better in a suit than Tom Ford?! He is so damn sexy I would consider taking a bite to taste this man. The real thing at question here is: Who looks good in a pink suit jacket? I think we have our answer ladies and gentlemen.
Jessica Stam – Rachel Roy
I just really liked this and maybe it’s because I adore Stam. What can I say? Girlfriend looks sexy.
Kate Bossworth – Valentino Haute Couture
This is a very interesting gown and I love her choices throughout the years. I love that she’s never exactly safe and takes those risks. Now only if we could find an acting career somewhere here…
Coco Rocha – Zac Posen
This dress is definitely over the top. I hated the swabs of fabric training behind her, but I saw multiple views and she knew how to carry that thing indeed.
Lily Donaldson – Marc Jacobs
One word: Sex.
Sarah Jessica Parker – Halston Heritage
Take away the Carrie head blossom and we have a winner. Ding-ding-ding!
Naomi Watts – Stella McCartney
How awesome is this. I don’t even know why I adore this. She’s looks gorgeous in this color and I’m glad she chose something interesting and fun.
Jennifer Lopez – Zuhair Murad
Can’t say she never takes risks. While she’s not my favorite, she definitely hit it on point last night.
Oprah Winfrey – Oscar de la Renta
I initially thought of this as a big, poufy mess. I got over it and noticed she werked this number and I’m glad she didn’t go her normal route of gowns. Get it, girl!
Well, this is the list provided on Fashionologie.com and I’m excited to see what everyone looks like. I saw an image of the always chic, Anna Wintour, and a few others that I weren’t quite impressed by. I must drive up to the wonderful West Lafayette to begin studying for a final, but I will be making a few posts on what I liked. Meanwhile, I just read that Jessica Stam’s dress was ripped down the back. Girl will still look fabulous as always. Well, this is a small list and the list will surely grow as the night goes one. Can’t wait.
* Alexander Wang for Gap: MIA, Zoe Kravitz [Vogue]
* Altuzarra: Anja Rubik [@nextmodelsnyc]
* Balenciaga: Bee Shaffer [@cutblog]
* Burberry: Emma Watson, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Claire Danes
* Calvin Klein: Diane Kruger, Dree Hemingway, Zoe Saldana [WWD, iG Gente]
* Carolina Herrera: Renee Zellweger, Eugenia Silva [@BinkleyOnStyle, @nextmodelsnyc]
* Chanel: Kristen Stewart, Lily Collins, Anna Wintour, Lady Amanda Harlech, Elisa Sednaoui
* Christian Dior: Marion Cotillard [@Dior_US]
* Diane von Furstenberg: Kristen Bell [@OnGlamFashion]
* Dolce & Gabbana: Naomi Campbel, Eva Mendes [@Fashion_Critic_]
* Donna Karan: Karlie Kloss, Mamie Gummer [@jimshi809, @jimshi809]
* Emilio Pucci: Sienna Miller [@jimshi809]
* Giambattista Valli: Rosario Dawson, Candy Pratts Price [@GiambattistaPR, @GiambattistaPR]
* Jason Wu: Constance Jablonski [@styledotcom]
* J. Mendel: Melissa George, Mary J. Blige [@Fashion_Critic_]
* L.A.M.B. — Gwen Stefani
* L’Wren Scott: Christina Hendricks, Rachel Feinstein [@jimshi809, @PRConsulting]
* Marc Jacobs: Leighton Meester, Nicole Richie, Rachel Zoe, Lily Donaldson, Greta Gerwig [@Fashion_Critic_]
* Marchesa: Joy Bryant, Blake Lively [@nextmodelsnyc, @OnGlamFashion]
* Marni: Kemp Muhl, Emma Roberts [iG Gente, @FashionWeekNYC]
* Michael Kors: Brooke Shields, Diane Lane, Carolyn Murphy, Natasha Poly, Chanel Iman [WWD]
* Miu Miu: Carey Mulligan [@bunnyBISOUS]
* Naeem Khan: Liu Wen [@styledotcom]
* Narciso Rodriguez: Julianna Margulies
* Oscar de la Renta: Oprah, Rachel Weisz, Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer [Vogue]
* Phillip Lim: Alexa Chung [@cutblog]
* Prabal Gurung: Hilary Rhoda [@HilaryHRhoda]
* Prada: Lady Gaga [The Cut]
* Proenza Schouler: Lauren Santo Domingo [@derekblasberg]
* Rag & Bone: Bar Refaeli [@jimshi809]
* Ralph Lauren: Taylor Swift, Jessica Biel, Lauren Bush [WWD]
* Rodarte for Gap: Kirsten Dunst, Jamie Bochert [Vogue]
* Sophie Theallet for Gap: Vera Farmiga, Jessica Alba [Vogue]
* Stella McCartney: Liv Tyler, Kate Hudson [@MARYALICESTYLE, @jimshi809]
* Thakoon for Gap: Kerry Washington, Riley Keough [Vogue]
* Valentino: Anne Hathaway, Kate Bosworth [@jimshi809]
* Vera Wang: Maggie Grace, Mila Kunis, Mariska Hargitay, Viola Davis
* Versace: Gisele Bundchen (rumored), Ivanka Trump Kushner, Angela Lindvall, Jessica Szohr, Cassie [iG Gente, @IvankaTrump, @jimshi809]
* Yves Saint Laurent: January Jones [WWD]
* Zac Posen: Doutzen Kroes, Coco Rocha [@MissDK, @Oh_So_Coco]
I just viewed “The September Issue” and it just proved what power Anna Wintour holds within the fashion industry as a whole. Anna is editor-in-chief of American Vogue not one single person matches the amount of power and domination that she possesses in the fashion industry and how we are just the helpless minions under her power and doom. I kid, really.
The documentary follows the creation of the September 2007 issue of Vogue and takes you on such a wild ride with the behind the scenes of wardrobe selection, cover-girl issues, and a fly on the wall view of her meetings with the top designers in the industry that shows you just how much of an influence this woman has.
I suggest this to anyone who is even vaguely familiar with the world of fashion and you might just come back with more respect than you might think you could ever have for this woman and this industry.