The fashion world gathered in Brooklyn, June 3, for the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards.
One of the most prestigious ceremonies of the year, the awards recognize and celebrate all those in the fashion business – from models and designers to journalists – who have shaped the industry this year, or sometimes for several decades.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America revealed the 2019 winners’ list at a suitably glamorous event. The American designer Brandon Maxwell was crowned Womenswear Designer Of The Year, while Rick Owens took Menswear Designer Of The Year.
Regulars at the event – and on the winners’ list – Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen once again shone at the ceremony, where they received the Accessory Designer Of The Year award for their The Row brand. Expect to hear more about Emily Adams Bode in the coming months too, as the designer was named Emerging Designer of the Year.
A Galaxy Of Fashion Stars
The ceremony also honoured several of the fashion world’s standout personalities, including Carine Roitfeld, who won the Founder’s Award.
Jennifer Lopez was crowned with the prestigious Fashion Icon Award, while Lynn Yaeger took the Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard.
Eileen Fisher received the Positive Change Award, Sarah Burton won the International Award, Bob Mackie was crowned with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Barbie was given
the Board of Directors’ Tribute.
The ceremony was attended by a host of fashion icons, such as Joan Smalls, Lily Aldridge, Donna Karan, Cindy Bruna, Heidi Klum, Tory Burch, Winnie Harlow, Gigi Hadid, Ciara, Olivia Palermo and Bella Hadid. – AFP Relaxnews