Fashion’s biggest night is here, and we’ve spent much of the evening devouring all the eye candy on the red carpet at the 2017 Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Awards. But now that the main event is underway, it’s time to focus on what all the stars came for: the trophies.
The CFDA Fashion Awards are some of the most prestigious in the industry and recognize achievements in categories ranging from womenswear to journalism, accessories, and lifetime achievement. And this year they also featured an ecological bent, with Lexus and the CFDA pairing up with Conscious Commerce’s Barbara Burchfield to make the ceremony’s tabletops completely environmentally responsible from the farm-to-table meals to the sustainably farmed champagne, and the fleet of hybrid Lexus cars on hand to whisk VIP guests away.
Scroll through the list below to see who took home this evening’s top prizes, and join us in blowing virtual air kisses to the fabulous winners.
Menswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons
Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert: Pat McGrath
Accessory Designer of the Year: Stuart Vevers
Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Kenneth Cole
Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent: Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia
International Award: Demna Gvasalia
Lifetime Achievement Award: Rick Owens
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons
Fashion Icon: Franca Sozzani
Board of Directors’ Tribute: Janelle Monáe, Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards
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