CFDA 2011 – An ode to a new era of fashion

The Council of Fashion Designers of America 2011 on June 6 showcased new, up and coming talent, as well as shining the spotlight on the few reliable designers who have withstood the trials and tribulations of time. A breakdown of the some of the big winners of the night include:
  • Womenswear Designer of the Year – Proenza Shoulders’ Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez
  • Menswear Designer of the Year – Micheal Bastian
  • CFDA Fashion Icon Award – Lady Gaga
  • Geoffrey Beane Lifetime Achievement Award – Marc Jacobs
  • Accessory Designer of the Year – Alexander Wang
  • Swarovski Award for Womenswear – Prabal Gurung
  • Swarovski Award for Menswear – Robert Gellar

While, of course, we as spectators deeply care about those receiving the life changing awards as designers; however, the curiosity in us took over to see “who wore what.” Pictured above, Alessandra Ambrosio, Victorias Secret model, was photographed with Prabal Gurung, one of the lucky winners of the night. Prabal Gurung designed the gorgeous, body-hugging, red gown Ambrosio is wearing. Obviously, if Gurung was not on your list of designers to watch before, he is now.
Lady Gaga was, of course, another stand-out attendee of the night. Her turquoise hair, over-laying, an all black ensemble, made complete with obscenely high black ankle boots, forced even the most outlandish of partygoers to applaud. Obviously, it is safe to say her award for CFDA Fashion Icon was well deserved.
Ashley Greene and Miranda Kerr, photographed above, took to the red carpet with looks from Michael Kors’ Resort 2012 Collection. While Kerr’s all black ensemble paired with strong accessories was a hit for the night, Greene’s look was more wearable; looking like something I could maybe find in my own closet.
The CDFA 2011 represented a night to honor those with lifetime achievements in the world of fashion. Obviously, our focus shifted from the nominees to the attendees after a while, but my only unanswered question is: What will Lady Gaga be wearing next year?

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