Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen joined CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg and Nadja Swarovski at the new CFDA offices in lower Manhattan to announce the nominees and honorees for the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards. The duo, who took home last year's womenswear designer of the year award, aren't up for a nomination this time around, but they stepped out in two chic takes on black for their special cameo. Watch on for all the details on this year's talented nominees.
It's that time of year again. The Council of Fashion Designers of America has released the list nominees for its annual award ceremony recognizing the best talent in the industry. The show won't take place until June 3, but until then, here's a full look at everyone who's up for an award.
The attendees of the CFDA Awards showed their beauty acumen sporting several of Summer's hottest beauty trends. From winged eyeliner to braided hair, just take a glimpse at the red carpet to select your next style.
The CFDA Awards went down in NYC last night, and we were on the red carpet chatting with fashion's biggest names as they filed into Avery Fisher Hall. Major honors went to designers like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, as well as Joseph Altuzarra — check out the full list of 2012 CFDA winners. Johnny Depp wasn't able to pick up his fashion icon prize in person, but many spoke about Johnny's iconic style on the press line. We caught up with Busy Philipps, Rachel Zoe, Doutzen Kroes, and more. Click through to see the top quotes from the CFDAs.
— Additional reporting from Christina Perez
Last night's 2012 CFDA Awards in NYC brought out huge fashion names like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Carine Roitfeld, Anna Wintour, and a gaggle of designers and top models. If you haven't done so yet, be sure to check in with FabSugar to see who wore what. Here at CS we're focusing on the most standout accessories from the night. Think Solange Knowles's Missoni sandals, Ally Hilfiger's gold Pamela Love cuff, Busy Philipps's turquoise Irene Neuwirth earrings, and way more. See and shop them all now!
On June 5, the CFDA Awards will be broadcast online, allowing a global audience unprecedented access to the ceremony for the first time in history.
The stream will air at noon EDT on Style.com's homepage and on a special section of the site dedicated to the CFDA, which celebrates is 50th anniversary this year. Everything from arrivals on the red carpet — where Tim Blanks will interview some of the industry's biggest names as they walk into the awards show — to designers' acceptance speeches will be shown in the broadcast. The awards ceremony itself will be held in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall on June 4.
Style.com's special CFDA page launched on Thursday, featuring interviews with this year's honorees and a slideshow of photos from the past 30 years of CFDA Awards, which started in 1981.
"From the beginning, it has been the mission of Style.com to use technology to bring our global, fashion obsessed audience behind the closed doors of fashion," said the site's editor in chief Dirk Standen. "This 50th anniversary show gives us an opportunity to do just that while allowing us to celebrate and give broader exposure to the incredible work of American designers."
Update: The award show will not be broadcast until 5 pm, but the red carpet highlight reel is online and available for viewers.
Photo: CFDA Executive Director Steven Kolb at the 2012 CFDA Awards.
Last night's CFDA Awards gala brought out a bevy of stunning looks from celebrities and models to honor the year's most talented designers. Jessica Chastain presented the womenswear designer of the year award, dressed in Prabal Gurung, Kate Bosworth showed off her style cred in a cutout Altuzarra, and Mandy Moore shined in a Grecian-inspired dress by Lela Rose. It was a gorgeous fashion affair to remember, and now, it's time to announce the winners of the 2012 CFDA Awards. Congratulations to all!
Left to right: Joseph Altuzzara, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, Phillip Lim, Reed Krakoff, Tabitha Simmons, and Billy Reid
- Womenswear Designer of the Year: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row
- Menswear Designer of the Year: Billy Reid
- Accessory Designer of the Year: Reed Krakoff
- Swarovski Award, Womenswear: Joseph Altuzarra
- Swarovski Award, Menswear: Phillip Lim
- Swarovski Award, Accessory Design: Tabitha Simmons
- Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Tommy Hilfiger
- International Award: Rei Kawakubo, Commes des Garcons
- Media Award: Scott Schuman & Garance Doré
- Founders Award: Andrew Rosen
- Fashion Icon Award: Johnny Depp
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen posed with their coveted CFDA award for best womenswear designers of the year at last night's big event in NYC. MK and Ashley won the statue for their work on The Row, and while accepting the honors on stage, Mary-Kate turned and thanked her twin, saying, "I'd like to thank you — you." Check out all the 2012 CFDA winners and behind-the-scenes details on Fashionologie, who was on the scene yesterday evening. Mad Men's Jessica Paré is making quite the splash on the fashion scene this Spring, and she was once again looking stunning as she presented Reed Krakoff with his accessories designer of the year award. Jessica was coming off a shocking Mad Med episode on Sunday night to lead into this weekend's season finale. As for the other Jessica at the CFDA show, Jessica Chastain was one of two ladies looking lovely in Prabal Gurung. Zoe Saldana's daring cutout black gown was the sexy to Chastain's sweet Prabal concoction. Check out tons of additional pictures from the event, and from there they were all off to let loose at the CFDA Awards afterparty!
Following last night's CFDA Awards, many of the celeb attendees gathered for an afterparty at the Top of the Standard. Kate Bosworth was in a cutout gown from designer Joseph Altuzarra, and she sent a tweet of congrats after he nabbed a womenswear designer award. She wrote, "So proud of my friend tonight." Rachel Zoe, in her own design, mingled with the star-studded crowd. A Proenza Schouler-clad Dakota Fanning made the rounds alongside Lily Collins, who wore Marchesa. Sophia Bush was also on hand to celebrate, and she showed some skin in a tangerine David Meister Signature.
Others who reported to the Standard for cocktails included Mad Men's Jessica Paré, in Jason Wu, and a Kaufmanfranco-decked-out Julianne Hough. One person absent from all the celebrating was Johnny Depp, recipient of this year's fashion icon award. Director John Waters accepted Johnny's honor, since the actor is off on set in the Navajo Nation. Click through to see more pictures and check out all the 2012 CFDA winners.