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2012 cfda awards.

June 6, 2012
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The Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the CFDA + what better way to celebrate that than at the CFDA Awards held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. The event took place on Monday, June 4th and was sponsored by Swarovski.

According to Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA, the CFDA Awards is one of American fashion’s most important events.

So, here’s a round up of who wore what!


Designer Alexander Wang

+ Carine Roitfeld, Editor in Chief of CR Fashion Book

Designer Betsey Johnson + Daughter Lulu

Designer Diane von Furstenberg

Designer Cynthia Rowley + Actress Zosia Mamet

Designer Donna Karan

Andrew Rosen, Founder of Theory — received the Founders Award

+ Designer Jenny Dyer

Mary Kate Olsen, Co-Founder of The Row

Ashley Olsen, Co-Founder of The Row

Matt Bomer + Designer Billy Reid, named Menswear Designer of the Year

Stylist Brad Goreski + Creative Director Deborah Lloyd in Kate Spade

Designer Eugenia Kim

Francisco Costa, Women’s Creative Director of Calvin Klein

Designer Gregory Parkinson

Designer Joseph Altuzarra accepted the Swarovski Award for Womenswear

Stylist June Ambrose

Designer Kay Unger

Designer Kenneth Cole

Keren Craig of Marchesa

Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller + Designer Rebecca Minkoff + Model Hilary Rhoda, all 3 in Rebecca Minkoff

Maria Cornejo, of Zero Maria Cornejo

Olivier Theyskens, of Theyskens Theory + Model Constance Jablonski

Designer Pamela Love

Designer Phillip Lim

who took home the Swarovski Award for Menswear!

Designer Rachel Roy

Stylist + Designer Rachel Zoe

Actress Jessica Paré

+ Designer Reed Krakoff, who took home the Accessory Designer of the Year Award

Stacey Bendet of & in alice + olivia

Designer Stuart Weitzman

Desginer Tabitha Simmons, who received the Swarovski Awards for Accessory Design

+ Model Karen Elson

Designer Tommy Hilfiger, received the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

+ Wife Dee Ocleppo

Designer Tory Burch

Designer Tracy Reese

Designer Zac Posen + Model Crystal Renn

Designer Zani Gugelmann in Peter Som


Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief of American Vogue, in Marc Jacobs

Grace Coddington, Creative Director of American Vogue

Hamish Bowles, International Editor at Large for Vogue, in Marlon Gobel bow tie

Linda Fargo, Senior Vice President – Fashion Director of Bergdorf Goodman, in Marni


Fashion Model Arizona Muse

Victoria’s Secret Model Candice Swanepoel

American Supermodel + Actress Devon Aoki in alice + olivia

Victoria’s Secret Model Doutzen Kroes

Fashion Model Elettra Wiedemann

Victoria’s Secret Model Erin Heatherton

Fashion Model Hilary Rhoda in Rebecca Minkoff

Model + Actress Jessica Stam in Jason Wu

Supermodel Karen Elson

Victoria’s Secret Model Karolina Kurkova

Fashion Model Selita Ebanks in Herve Leger

Fashion Model Shu Pei in Vera Wang


Ally Hilfiger, Daughter of Tommy Hilfiger

Actress + Singer Bernadette Peters

Actress Busy Phillips

Music Director Christine Czetwertynski

Actress Dakota Fanning in Proenza Schouler

Actress Heather Graham in Nicole Miller

Actress Jessica Chastain in Prabal Gurung

TV Personality + Fashion Expert Jill Martin

Filmmaker + Actor John Waters in Comme des Garçons

Actress Julianne Hough in Kaufman Franco

Actress Kate Bosworth in Altuzarra

Laura Lang, CEO of Time Inc.

Actress Kyra Sedgwick

Actress Lily Collins in Marchesa

Actress + Singer Mandy Moore in Lela Rose

Mary Kate Olsen + American Model + Actress Lauren Hutton + Ashley Olsen

Actor Matt Bomer

Nadja Swarovski, Heiress to the Swarovski Crystal Company

Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi in Naeem Khan

Rapper + Singer + Producer + Designer Pharrell Williams

Fashion Photographer + Blogger Scott Schuman

+ Fashion Photographer Garance Doré

who left with the Media Awards

Actor Seth Meyers in Band of Outsiders + Girlfriend Alexi Ashe

Singer + Actress Solange Knowles in Marni

Actress Sophia Bush in David Meister Signature

NFL Star Victor Cruz in Calvin Klein

Actress Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung


Designer Adrienne Landau

This entire ensemble…hair, makeup, get up…it’s all pretty terrible + unflattering.

Actress Britt Robertson

I feel like she should be going to prom in 2000 in this dress…potentially in the same group as Alex Marshall in What Women Want.

Brand Consultant + Entrepreneur Michelle Harper

This is heinous. Can you say nip slip?


Model Joan Smalls in Michael Kors

She looks absolutely flawless. I love everything about this look.

Also, a huge congratulations to Mary Kate + Ashley Olsen for taking home the award for Womenswear Designer(s) of the Year for the line The Row!

As well as Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons for receiving the International Award.

And last but not least, congratulations to Johnny Depp who was given the Fashion Icon Award.

All images via & Google.

What were your favorites + least favorites of the night?

I’d love to know!



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