Fashion Fridays – CFDA Awards: Fashion’s Oscars

It seems the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Awards gain more and more mainstream popularity every year. What used to be a fairly routine award ceremony to honer fashion’s best of the year has grown to an endless red carpet, poking paparazzi and mass global appeal.

This year’s ceremony was hosted by Anderson Cooper (random!) at New York’s Lincoln Center on Monday evening. Lady Gaga was honored with the Fashion Icon of the Year award, while Marc Jacobs received the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. Duo Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough took home Womenswear Designer of the Year for their highly acclaimed Proenza Schouler line and Alexander Wang received Accessory Designer of the Year honors.

A full list of winners include:

Fashion Icon of the Year
Lady Gaga

Womenswear Designer of the Year
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 Accessories
Eddie Borgo

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Marc Jacobs

CFDA Board of Directors Special Tribute
Arthur Elgort

Eugenia Sheppard Media Award
Hilary Alexander of The Telegraph

Eleanor Lambert Founders Award
Hal Rubenstein of InStyle

International Award
Phoebe Philo for Céline

This has truly become the Oscars of fashion (with fewer award categories, thank God)!

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