Fashion and Hollywood’s biggest stars came together at the Council of Fashion Designers of America(CFDA) to celebrate innovative and inspirational designers. Founded in 1981, this invitation-only event of over 500 members of the CFDA, along with top fashion retailers, journalists, stylists and influencers, these awards are the highest honor in American fashion. The evening was lively and encompassing with some of the best fashion this year. Take a look.
These were the only sheer gowns at the event, and at least there was adequate fabric and some grasp at refinement from Zenya Katava in Nicole Miller (left) and Elsa Hosk in Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini (right). I like the black dress the best, although I wish the opaque black fabric continued to above her knee.
Adrianna Lima (left) and Hailey Baldwin (right) had nice looks, but the jumpsuit Adrianna wore needed to be a touch more fitted at the waist and those long hems trimmed. The Cushnie et Ochs dress Hailey wore was fine with that furry bag, but the shoes were overkill.
Adowa Aboah looked stuffy and dated in this brown and yellow Coach dress. The high neck and frills with the 70’s style boots and bejeweled jacket did not assist or heighten this look at all.
Martha Hunt wearing Milly. My only question is why the obscenely placed cut out at the front and back of the gown?
I would love less fabric on the skirt and more shape from this Sies Marjan gown worn by Brit Marling.
Imaan Hamman in Adam Selman. Embroidered denim is so chic right now, and this jumpsuit could have most definitely stood on its own, the tulle half skirt was not necessary in the slightest.
Hillary Rhoda in Marchesa. This was another gown that I think just tried to do too much. Take away the lacy peplum and velvet strap, streamline the train and swap the black bag for silver, and it could have been much more elevated.
I really expected more from Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen. They look so amazing sometimes and then other times their ensembles fall so flat like here. They just look like they are wearing basic office attire and I found that to be very disappointing.
All in all, fashion brought its A game to the evening and congratulations to all the winners for their efforts and impact in fashion!
Photos courtesy of Elle