Fashion’s biggest stars have aligned to celebrate a year of outstanding achievement in the industry at Brooklyn Museum in New York at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards.
Along with competitive categories, other industry tastemakers will be feted by peers with honorary accolades.
Some of the early winners tonight include Accessory Designers of the Year Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row, besting Paul Andrew, Stuart Vevers, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, and Irene Neuwirth. Supreme’s James Jebbia was named Menswear Designer of the Year, besting Thom Browne, Virgil Abloh, Tom Ford and Raf Simons.
“Insecure” actress Issa Rae hosted the ceremony.
The CFDA Awards is considered the industry’s version of the Oscars.
Swarovski Award for Positive Change
Diane von Furstenberg
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Fashion Icon Award
Accessory Designer of the Year
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row
Menswear Designer of the Year
Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent
Sander Lak, Sies Marjan
Womenswear Designer of the Year
Raf Simons, Calvin Klein
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