Today's CFDA Awards will mean accolades for deserving designers and, for us, pitch-perfect outfits to fall for. Until photos from this year's ceremony are in, we'll satiate ourselves with taking a look back. From Blake Lively's hot-pink sheath to Jessica Alba's bold colour-blocked gown and Lady Gaga's dramatic black sheer creation, there's a lot to be said for mining inspiration from the past. See all the looks that stayed in our minds.
The CFDA Fashion Awards are today and you can expect to see lots of famous faces there on show. Designers like Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang are up for the coveted Womenswear Designer of the Year, while others are being honored with big awards, including Vera Wang and Oscar de la Renta. Tonnes of celebrities will be there too — either presenting awards or going as guests of the designers. Watch on to find out everything you need to know about the 2013 CFDA Awards!
Vera Wang will be honoured with the Geoffrey BeeneLifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 CFDA Awards on June 3. This shouldn't come as a surprise, considering the designer's name is synonymous with "dream wedding dress." Plus, this isn't even her first time receiving a CFDA Award. She was also named Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2005. While Wang has expanded her empire to include everything from ready-to-wear and fragrance to china and crystal, and has collaborated with Kohl's, David's Bridal, and Zale Corporation, her stronghold on the bridal industry is unparalleled. Due to her consistently beautiful take on intricate detailing and refreshing approach to design, Wang has dressed many high-profile brides for their big day. In honour of her upcoming CFDA Achievement Award, here's a look at some of the designer's most notable celebrity wedding dresses.
The Elder Statesman designer Greg Chait took home the top prize at this year's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards, winning a $300,000 cash prize and mentorship program with fashion industry leaders. Known for his luxurious handmade cashmere collections, Chait looks set for big things if previous fund winners such as Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra and Proenza Schouler are any indication. Burberry-clad Emma Stone presented the top gong alongside fashionable attendees including designer Christopher Bailey, Miranda Kerr in coral and black Giulietta, Alexa Chung and Allison Williams in cut-out Peter Som. So stylish, hurts your eyes.
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The stars put their most fashionable feet forward on Tuesday for the CFDA Awards gala. All our favourites were there including Lily Collins, Dakota Fanning and the Olsen twins — looking amazing in various designer rags. The CMT Music Awards rocked Nashville, and co-host Kristen Bell looked super cute with hubby Dax Shepard. Film's premiered including Rock of Ages, and David and Victoria Beckham took the kids to Disneyland (Harper looked adorable in Mickey Mouse ears!). But the biggest event was the engagement announcement from Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus — did you see her sparkler?! Click through to see the rest of the best...
Following yesterday's CFDA Awards, many of the celeb attendees gathered for an after party at the Top of the Standard. Kate Bosworth was in a cut-out gown from designer Joseph Altuzarra, and she sent a tweet of congrats after he nabbed a womenswear designer award. She wrote, "So proud of my friend tonight." Rachel Zoe, in her own design, mingled with the star-studded crowd. A Proenza Schouler-clad Dakota Fanning made the rounds alongside Lily Collins, who wore Marchesa. Sophia Bush was also on hand to celebrate, and she showed some skin in a tangerine David Meister Signature.
Others who reported to the Standard for cocktails included Mad Men's Jessica Paré, in Jason Wu, and a Kaufmanfranco-clad Julianne Hough. One person absent from all the celebrating was Johnny Depp, recipient of this year's fashion icon award. Director John Waters accepted Johnny's honour, since the actor is off on set in the Navajo Nation. Click through to see more pictures and check out all the 2012 CFDA winners.
It may be cold and miserable outside, but don't let that put a dampener on your beauty routine. If you want to brighten up your day, why not bypass Winter and look ahead to the Spring/Summer 2012 beauty trends. Not sure where to start? The attendees of the CFDA Awards showed their beauty acumen sporting several of Summer's hottest beauty trends. From winged eyeliner to braided hair to bold lips, the red carpet was full of inspiration for your next style.
Yesterday's CFDA Awards gala brought out a bevy of stunning looks from celebrities, models and designers to honour the year's most talented in the industry. Jessica Chastain presented the womenswear designer of the year award, dressed in Prabal Gurung, Kate Bosworth showed off her style cred in a cut-out Altuzarra, and Mandy Moore shined in a Grecian-inspired dress by Lela Rose. It was a gorgeous fashion affair to remember, and now, it's time to announce the winners of the 2012 CFDA Awards. Congratulations to all!
Left to right: Joseph Altuzzara, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, Phillip Lim, Reed Krakoff, Tabitha Simmons, and Billy Reid
- Womenswear Designer of the Year: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row
- Menswear Designer of the Year: Billy Reid
- Accessory Designer of the Year: Reed Krakoff
- Swarovski Award, Womenswear: Joseph Altuzarra
- Swarovski Award, Menswear: Phillip Lim
- Swarovski Award, Accessory Design: Tabitha Simmons
- Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Tommy Hilfiger
- International Award: Rei Kawakubo, Commes des Garcons
- Media Award: Scott Schuman & Garance Doré
- Founders Award: Andrew Rosen
- Fashion Icon Award: Johnny Depp
Getting ready for big events is half the fun, and that's why we went behind the scenes with Rebecca Minkoff as she prepared for her night on the 2012 CFDA Awards red carpet. So see how it went down, and learn how easily you can convert this trendy look from the red carpet for your next seaside holiday.