CFDA Awards Fashion

Last night was the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Awards.  They were hosted by Nadja Swarovski and CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg at the designer’s studio in the Meatpacking District of NYC. 

CFDA executive director Steven Kolb told press,

“There is no other event that puts the spotlight on American fashion like The CFDA Fashion Awards. We look forward to once again honoring the best and brightest talent working today. Winning a CFDA Fashion Award is the highest and one of the most coveted honors one can receive in our industry. All of this is made possible by the long-time support of Swarovski, who we are pleased to be celebrating our tenth anniversary with this year. Their support and involvement with the Awards over the years has been invaluable.”

The winners and honorees of the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards are as follows:

Womenswear Designer of the Year

Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler

Menswear Designer of the Year

Michael Bastian

Accessory Designer of the Year

Alexander Wang

Swarovski Award for Womenswear

Prabal Gurung

Swarovski Award for Menswear

Robert Geller

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design

Eddie Borgo

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

Marc Jacobs

International Award

Phoebe Philo for Celine

The Media Award, given in honor of Eugenia Sheppard

Hilary Alexander, The Telegraph

The Founder’s Award, given in honor of CFDA Founder Eleanor Lambert

Hal Rubenstein, InStyle

Fashion Icon Award

Lady Gaga

 Being that these were fashion awards the celebs in attendance really rocked the red carpet for the event.  Here are the looks from last night:

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