Monday, June 6, 2016


By Eva Fydrych

2016 CFDA Fashion Awards

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NEW YORK - The 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards took place on Monday, June 6 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

Joel McHale hosted the evening, which featured special performances by Jennifer Hudson and Michael C. Hall, and Tilda Swinton accepting the Board of Directors’ Tribute Award on behalf of the late David Bowie. There was also a surprise appearance by Beyoncé, who was honored with the Fashion Icon Award.

About CFDA Fashion Awards

The annual event recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts, with awards being given for design excellence in womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well as extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision, and lifetime achievement.

Nominations for each award category are submitted by The CFDA Fashion Awards Guild, an invitation only network comprised of top fashion retailers, journalists, stylists, influencers and the 450+ member designers of the CFDA. The nominees, as well as recipients of the honorary awards are ratified by the CFDA Board of Directors.
Source: CFDA

Marc Jacobs - Winner of Womenswear Designer of the Year (Photo courtesy of the designer)

CFDA Awards 2016 Winners:

International Award - Gucci's Alessandro Michele 

Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard - Imran Amed of Business of Fashion 

Founder's Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert - Donna Karan 

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award - Norma Kamali 

Board of Directors' Tribute - David Bowie 

Swarovski Award for Womenswear - Brandon Maxwell

Swarovski Award for Menswear - Orley 

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design - Paul Andrew

Accessories Designer of the Year  - Mansur Gavriel

Menswear Designer of the Year - Thom Browne

Womenswear Designer of the Year - Marc Jacobs

Fashion Icon AwardBeyoncé

Best Dressed

Ciara in Roberto Cavalli (Photos by Getty Images)

Imman Hamman

Leandra Medine

Olivia Palermo in Carolina Herrera

Coco Rocha

Emily Ratajkowski


Naomi Campbell in Brandon Maxwell

Adriana Lima

 Rachel Roy (Photos by Getty Images)

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