So as in every year, CFDA-time arrived again!
Let’s talk about the winners, the outfits and of course, Rihanna.
Let’s start with the business part, I’m gonna talk about Rihanna and her dress later.
I think there were no surprises, so I’m not gonna in details. Okay, maybe there was one. I don’t understand how Joseph Aluzarra beat both Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs, but honest congratulations to him too! Let’s see the list!
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra (beat: Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs)
Menswear Designer of the Year: Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow for Public School (beat: Thom Browne, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville for Rag & Bone)
Accessory Designer of the Year: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row (beat: Alexander Wang, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler)
Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind (beat: Rosie Assoulin, Wes Gordon)
Swarovski Award for Menswear: Tim Coppens (beat: Todd Snyder, Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air)
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design: Irene Neuwirth (beat: Jennifer Fisher, Marc Alary)
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Tom Ford
Media Award: Paul Cavaco
The founder’s award in honor of Eleanor Lambert: Bethann Hardison
Board of Director’s Tribute: Ruth Finley
International Award: Raf Simons
And last but not least: Fashion Icon Award: Rihanna
“This was the perfect night do to something fun, and I wanted her to have something great that you couldn’t find anywhere else in the world.” Said Mel Ottenberg, Rihanna’s stylist for style.com – who is actually the partner of the dress’s designer, Adam Selman.
Anyone who knows me a little bit knows that I’m all for épater le bourgeois and things like that, but everything has it’s own time and place. And then and there were definitely not it for this dress. It was beautiful, breathtaking, fancy, sparkly, sexy, I think it was also disrespectful, inappropriate and way too much (in the least way it’s possible) – but still fabulous.
But her speech – I can’t have a wrong word about that. It was honest, lovely and it looked like she really appreciates what she achieved last night. The choice of the CFDA is unquestionable – Rihanna really is a style icon of our days.
And now here are my favorites from last night – the absolute “winners” for me are Chanel Iman and Coco Rocha.