NEW YORK – There aren’t many rooms that can bring together the likes of Cher, Kim Kardashian, Martha Stewart and Lenny Kravitz. On the other hand, CFDA Fashion The prizes are not just any room.
The biggest names in fashion and entertainment flooded Midtown Manhattan on Cipriani South Street to meet and party at the Council of Fashion Designers of America 2022 annual event on Monday night, in honor of the organization’s 60th anniversary.
Fashion is often a mirror, showing us where we are now and offering a glimpse of where we’ve been, and attendees cheered a combination of both as they celebrated fashion icons and fledgling visionaries.
“What I’ve learned along the way is that being yourself is the most important thing you can do,” said Kravitz, who won fashion icon of the night. “And that you’re going to make mistakes. I’ve certainly had my fair share of failures in fashion, but that’s part of evolution.”
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The champagne flowed and guests mingled for a cocktail hour and dinner reception, where Gigi Hadid and Trevor Noah chatted between courses, and Katie Homes shared a table with “Selling Sunset” star Christine Quinn.
Every celebrity imaginable floated into the room: Jaden Smith, Jesse Williams, Bernadette Peters, Halle Bailey, Amanda Seyfried, Mariska Hargitay, Bowen Yang, Trevor Noah, Tinashe, Christina Ricci, Bradley Cooper, Janelle Monáe and Vanessa Hudgens.
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The Kardashian-Jenner clan, which includes Khloé Kardashian and Kris, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, applauded Kim Kardashian as she accepted the Amazon Innovation Award alongside Skims co-founder and CEO Jens Grede and founding partner, Emma Grede, for her work in the shapewear brand. .
Family dynamics played into Kardashian’s speech:
“Mom, turn off your phone,” Kardashian said with a laugh as a phone in the crowd began to ring.
Jokes aside, Kardashian, 42, got serious in a call for inclusion.
“We are very proud of Skims’ ability to not only innovate with our products, but also with our mission of inclusion,” said Kardashian, who accepted the award from “Skims fan” Martha Stewart. “Since our launch, we have placed a strong emphasis on continuing to shape the industry to embrace size, equality and diversity as a fixture, not just a trend.”
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“Russian Doll” actress Natasha Lyonne was the emcee for the festivities, getting some doubts laughs at jokes about voting and the lack of diversity in fashion.
“I love any industry that combines total eccentricity with a bad temper, indoor chain smoking, vague exclusivity, impeccable aesthetics, fleeting taste, and a Sackler family-sponsored weight-loss program,” Lyonne said.
Joseph Altuzarra, Gabriela Hearst, Aurora James, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough co-hosted the awards, presented in association with Amazon.
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Kerry Washington, who was on hand to present stylist and self-proclaimed image architect Law Roach with the inaugural stylist award, recounted Roach’s rise from humble Chicago roots to ingeniously finding ways to dress then-up-and-coming actress Zendaya, with whom He has created some of the most memorable red carpet looks.
“In 2016, Michael Kors invited me to attend the CFDA Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom, I sat in the kitchen and watched from the kitchen as the waiters served the food and drinks and I said to myself, ‘One day, I’ll be in that scenario,'” said an overwhelmed Roach. “I am the example that everything is possible.”
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Accepting his award, presented by Bradley Cooper, Kravitz said he was “extremely grateful” that “we get to come together tonight and celebrate our fashion and expression.”
Other winners of the night included Raúl López de Luar for accessories designer; Elena Vélez for emerging designer; Emily Bode Aujla de Bode for Menswear Designer; and Catherine Holstein de Khaite for womenswear designer.
For the council’s 60th anniversary milestone, the organization created a special one-time anniversary award, given to longtime member Jeffrey Banks. Virgil Abloh received a posthumous honor, the Board of Trustees Award, accepted by his wife, Shannon Abloh. The House of Slay’s Slaysians, featuring Prabal Gurung, Laura Kim, Phillip Lim, Tina Leung and Ezra William, won the Positive Social Influence Award for their work fighting Asian hate, while the United Nations received the award. to environmental sustainability.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Curator, Andrew Bolton, took home the Founder’s Award, while Stylist Patti Wilson thanked collaborator Cher and the nuns from her childhood Catholic school for inspiring her as she accepted the media award. Laurie Lynn Stark and Richard Stark of Chrome Hearts received the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.
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