CFDA Awards 2016: Red Carpet Shoes

Famous fashion-industry faces have started to make their way down the red carpet tonight at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom for the 2016 CFDA Awards, honoring the fashion industry’s top design talent.

This year’s host is comedian Joel McHale, and the slew of high-profile presenters includes Riley Keough, Claire Danes, Alexander Skarsgård, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson and Karlie Kloss.

Ciara CFDA Awards 2016
Ciara paired her pale pink ruffled dress with Stuart Weitzman strappy sandals.
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Awards including Accessory Designer of the Year, Womenswear Designer of the Year and Menswear Designer of the Year will be handed out during the event.

Two of the footwear industry’s rising stars — Paul Andrew and Aurora James for Brother Vellies — are up for the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design. The two are nominated along with milliner Gigi Burris.

Olivia Culpo CFDA Awards Red Carpet
Olivia Culpo arrived in a Kate Spade dress with feather detailing and black lace-up pumps.
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The Accessory Designer of the Year Award will be decided among Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra; Irene Neuwirth; Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel; Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, and Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row.

Diane Von Furstenberg CFDA Awards 2016
Diane von Furstenberg on the CFDA red carpet.
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Karlie Kloss CFDA Awards 2016
Karlie Kloss wearing an Atelier Swarovski dress and Swarovski cyrstal pink heels.
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The International Award will go to Alessandro Michele of Gucci, who has racked up lots of celebrity fans since he became the house’s creative director in 2015.

Alessandro Michele CFDA Awards 2016
Gucci designer Alessandro Michele wearing head-to-toe Gucci.
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Martha Hunt CFDA Awards 2016
Martha Hunt opted for a blue lace Diane von Furstenberg romper and Christian Louboutin pumps.
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Zanna Roberts Rassi CFDA Awards 2016
Zanna Roberts Rassi, who is hosting the CFDA Awards red carpet, arrived in a Valentino dress that concealed her Gianvito Rossi frayed sandals.
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Julianne Hough CFDA Awards 2016
Julianne Hough paired her sparkling dress with silver Stuart Weitzman Nudist sandals.
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Norma Kamali is the recipient of the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, and Donna Karan will accept the Founder’s Award.

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