Tuesday, June 2, 2015


The Council of Fashion Designers of America held its annual CFDA Awards on Monday evening at New York's Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. The Late Late Show's James Corden, who has quickly become the fashion world's go-to funny man, hosted the event which recognized America's most talented designers. The star-studded presenters list included Kim Kardashian, Amanda Seyfried, Joshua Jackson, Taraji P. Henson, Zachary Quinto and Gigi Hadid.

Often called the "Oscars of fashion," the event also had its fair share of celebrity attendees, including Emmy Rossum, January Jones, Bella Thorne and Dwyane Wayde.

It was Pharrell Williams who was being honored as a fashion icon, but it was another music superstar who got a lot of the attention at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards on Monday night

Introducing Pharrell, the producer-singer-songwriter West took the opportunity not just to praise his friend, but to express some frustration at the fashion industry — for, he suggested, its cool reception to his efforts to be a serious fashion designer.
"It is very difficult to break perception," West said. "Fashion had to be the hardest high school I ever entered. At least I had a big brother," he said, referring to Pharrell, who "talked me through it and kept me going" in the face of criticism over his fashions. West called Pharrell "my style idol."
Pharrell, in turn, thanked many fashion figures who've influenced his career and his personal style, and concluded by saying: "I'm not a style icon. I'm just inspired. And I'm OK with that." Forgoing his famous shorts and tall hat for a very casual ensemble of lived-in jeans, a blue leather jacket and a beret-style cap, he spoke at length about his dual loves of music and fashion, and their relationship to each other. He also made a point of thanking the fashion world's leading arbiter, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, for giving him some key visibility in her magazine a decade ago.
James Corden of CBS' "The Late Late Show" hosted the evening, making frequent jokes about the healthy length of some of the speeches. (READ MORE)

Kanye West and Pharrell Williams
Janelle Monae
Chrissy Tigen  was also there the 29-year-old supermodel put on a leggy display in a strapless white gown slashed to the thigh as she attended the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York City.
These sisters are doing it for themselves: Not only has Gigi become a favorite on the catwalk, but her sister Bella (right) is also pulling in impressive jobs like her recent layout for US Elle
Long and lean: Katie Holmes looked to be as slender as ever in her deep green silk number.But noticeably missing were look-at-me accessories like a statement necklace or large cuff. The mother to Suri didn't even hold onto a purse.
Back in black for the Big Apple: Victoria Beckham looked regal in her long noir gown that had a low-cut front and came in at the waist.
The scary twins...aka The twins have arrived... in style?: Ashley (left) and Mary-Kate (right) leaned on each other for this photo op.
Gorgeous dress Juliette Lewis let designer Christian Siriano fuss with her gown as she poses up a storm, trying to find the right angle for there photo pic!
We love this reflecting style: Kelly Osbourne wore silver and black for her red carpet hosting gig at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards.
The master and her offspring: Vogue editor Anna Wintour looked proud as she stood with her daughter Bee Shaffer,

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