This year’s CFDA Fashion Awards took place in Brooklyn last night and everyone in attendance pulled out all the stops to celebrate the US’ most accomplished designers. And by pulling out all the stops, we mean everyone arrived on the red carpet looking sharp.
Many looks played with traditional concepts of suiting, from Virgil Abloh and Gigi Hadid in oversized Louis Vuitton to Iman Shumpert’s cropped Thom Browne cape and Mordechai “Mister Mort” Rubinstein’s wild Noah two-piece. Then there were feathers, full satin ’fits, and Pyer Moss’ pastel-colored posse.
Check out the best looks from this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards below.
Virgil Abloh, nominated for Accessory Designer of the Year, elevated the traditional tux through experimentation. His all-gray look featured a round-collared shirt, cropped tux jacket with bomber-style elasticated waist, loose pants with a side slit, and matching kicks. Presumably all Louis Vuitton.
Hadid also turned up in head-to-toe Louis Vuitton, taking layering to another level by pairing a traditional two-piece trouser suit with an asymmetric pleated skirt, a silk blouse, and a padded sash, all in shades of powder blue.
Harlow brought the drama in a big way, wearing a violet minidress with feathered neckline and cape by Christian Siriano, and multicolored, glitter striped heels from Christian Louboutin.
Pyer Moss posse
Channeling some serious squad goals, the Pyer Moss crew arrived in a range of complementary pastel shades. Particular highlights included brand founder Kerby Jean-Raymond’s lavender leather suit and mismatched shoes, A$AP Ferg’s peach-colored bowling shirt, and civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson’s “SEE US NOW” cummerbund.
Stanfield’s clearly been spying this year’s biggest trends. The actor turned up in full Sies Marjan, wearing an emerald satin long-sleeve Sander shirt and pants, and channeling some serious red carpet glamor in the process.
Antoni Porowski and Sander Lak
Queer Eye‘s Antoni Porowski was also decked out in Sies Marjan, donning this banging gradient number as he posed alongside the brand’s designer, Sander Lak, whose glitter-coated suit was also super-strong.
Swae Lee arrived at the CFDA Awards in Telfar, a brand nominated alongside Abloh for Accessory Designer of the Year, and rocked a very ’70s aesthetic, with flared pants and round-toed cowboy boots.
Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert
Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert brought a strong monochrome vibe to the red carpet, one that saw them hailed by Vogue as the best-dressed couple at the awards. The pair both sported Thom Browne ’fits that played with suiting. Taylor wore a black and white patterned tuxedo jacket and Shumpert was in a cropped cape.
Hasan Minhaj and Beena Patel
Minhaj, who co-presented this year’s ceremony, and his wife Beena Patel both arrived looking sharp and classic, with Patel adding a streetwear element to her Oscars-worthy yellow gown by including an OFF-WHITE belt looped around her waist.
Maxwell Osborne, Canis Chow, and Dao-Yi Chow
Team Public School NYC favored suiting, but took the trend in different directions, with Dao-Yi Chow sporting a button-up utility look with matching trousers and boots, and Maxwell Osborne going for a double-breasted jacket over a bare chest and layered gold chains.
Last but not least, reluctant anthropologist Mordechai Rubinstein, aka Mr Mort, arrived at the CFDA Awards in a wild Noah pastel check blazer and pants combo that not only set him apart from all others, but, as you can see from the Instagram post above, also helped him blend in with the carpet.
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