CFDA Fashion Awards 2019: Winners and best dressed of the night


By Joan Kong

CFDA Fashion Awards 2019: Winners and best dressed of the night

Three months after the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) released its list of nominees and award recipient of the year, the event was finally held—for the second year in a row—at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. As usual, you can expect the heavyweights in the fashion industry—from designers to top models to A-list celebrities—to turn up looking their best on one of fashion’s biggest nights (aside from the Met Gala). On our best dressed list this year? Gigi Hadid, who slayed in her skirt-meets-pants Off-White look; Ashley Graham who radiated old-school glamour in Christian Siriano; and Amber Valletta in a two-tone Alexander McQueen pantsuit.

Some of the more notable award recipients of the night include: Jennifer Lopez who was honoured this year with the prestigious CFDA Fashion Icon Award for her “longstanding and global impact on fashion”; Barbie (yes, you read that right) who received the Board of Directors’ Tribute for her “indelible mark on society”; and Bob Mackie, the designer behind all of Cher’s tour costumes, who was awarded the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Find the full winners’ list below:

Womenswear Designer of the Year

Winner: Brandon Maxwell

Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte

Marc Jacobs

Rosie Assoulin

Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

Menswear Designer of the Year

Winner: Rick Owens

Mike Amiri for Amiri

Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss

Thom Browne for Thom Browne New York

Virgil Abloh for Off-White

Accessory Designer of the Year

Winner: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Jennifer Fisher for Jennifer Fisher Jewellery

Tabitha Simmons

Telfar Clemens for Telfar

Virgil Abloh for Off-White

Emerging Designer of the Year

Winner: Emily Adams Bode for Bode

Beth Bugdaycay for Foundrae

Catherine Holstein for Khaite

Heron Preston

Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto for Staud

Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award

Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Founder’s Award in Honour of Eleanor Lambert

Carine Roitfeld

Media’s Award in Honour of Eugenia Sheppard

Lynn Yaeger

Positive Change Award

Eileen Fisher

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Mackie

Board of Directors’ Tribute


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