CFDA Awards 2011

The 10th Annual Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards took place last night at New York’s Lincoln Center. These awards, often dubbed the “fashion Oscars” recognizes and honours the best designers in a number of categories. Nominees, honorees and winners for the CFDA Awards are determined by a selection committee comprised of council members, fashion journalists, stylists and retail executives.

Recipients included Proenza Schouler for the Womenswear Designer of the Year, Alexander Wang for Accessory Designer of the Year and Prabal Gurung for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear, which honours emerging talent.
For a complete list of winners click here.

Aside from handing out well-deserved awards to the most talented and creative designers out there, it also celebrated someone who pushes fashion boundaries to a completely new and insane level: that’s right, the one and only Lady Gaga. While many will scoff at her receiving the night’s “Fashion Icon Award”, one can’t deny that this lady, who wears raw meat dresses, 12 inch heels, bubble-wrap style leotards, and hatches from an egg thinks outside the box, and isn’t that what fashion is all about?

At an event so significant to the fashion world, what people wore is almost as important as what people won. So, without further ado, I give you my favourite looks from the purple carpet.

  

 

Katie’s cream embroidered dress with an asymmetric hemline had me wanting to go out and find one exactly like it, how cute would it be for a summer wedding?  Karlie Kloss’ simple yet fiery red dress was my favourite of the reds. But my absolute favourite was Chanel Iman’s turquoise Azria dress-the shoulder cut-out, the slit, the colour -this was just gorgeous.

Another great night for the red, er, purple carpet.

Gaga over Gaga,

R

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