The Council of Fashion Designers of America host their fashion love-in, the CFDA Awards, every June in New York City. If you’ve not heard of the CFDAs think of them as a toned down Met Ball.
Less about global divas working it for maximum Instagram likes, the CFDA Awards are much more about the proper business of honouring the best designers and recognising the up-and-coming names in American and global fashion. All hosted by America’s new favourite Brit, James Corden.
Last night the fashion A-list opted to wear elegant, but ultimately unthreatening gowns with a slashed neckline here or split skirt there, but unlike at the Met Ball, there was barely a sheer number in sight. With the expected exception of newly pregnant Kim Kardashian West who wore custom made Proenza Schouler for the occasion with husband Kanye proudly cradling her teeny-weeny baby bump on the red carpet.
Highlights of the evening included Kim Kardashian West presenting the Media Award to Instagram, with her handing the special award to its CEO Kevin Systrom only for him to comment “I may be the CEO but Kim you are the Queen of Instagram.” Too true!
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen picked up the Womenswear Designer of the Year award, receiving their award from Amanda Seyfried who was wearing an intricate catwalk-fresh dress by American designers Rodarte: