CFDA 2009

The great American mass to reward designers who have distinguished themselves during the year has just delivered its verdict. The CFDA Awards have been awarded to the most talented creators, offering them a choice of media exposure and the blessing of the largest bodies of fashion …

Standing at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, the ceremony of the CFDA as always welcomed all the elite of fashion. As a worthy president, Diane Von Furstenberg opened the show, followed the couple Marc Jacobs / Lorenzo Martone. Have subsequently succeeded the hottest actresses of the moment, which for the occasion were all a creation of one of the nominees. We could especially admire Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte and Diane Kruger in Jason Wu …

If the stakes are high for the CFDA Awards contenders, however, showed some healthy relaxation. We think so at Alexander Wang, who said getting up in the morning and have forgotten that the ceremony was held the same evening … Others confessed, however, have looked for a way to calm their nerves, as the Mulleavy sisters who passed the afternoon before “Midnight Cowboy” …

After Agyness Deyn, Ashley Olsen, Doutzen Kroes, Rachel Zoe and other Anna Wintour comfortably installed, the ceremony could begin. First surprise: this year, among the traditional categories came to slip a brand new, this time giving the floor to the public. The “Popular Vote Award” and was awarded to designer Ralph Lauren. Then it was the turn of the famous duo Proenza Schouler to be rewarded with the award for “Accessory Designer of the Year”.

Regarding the designation of “Menswear Designer of the Year”, the jury seems to have encountered some difficulties. Indeed, failing to make a choice, it awarded the prize to two designers: Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein and Scott Sternberg for Band of Outsiders . As for Womenswear Award, it was won by Rodarte.

Then it was the turn of the Swarovski Awards – rewarding emerging talents – to find their winners. Alexander Wang was so honored in the “Womenswear” category and Tim Hamilton for “Menswear”. But the ceremony could not close without honoring the first lady of the country, since the inauguration of her husband, never fails to impose his style in fashion. Thus Michelle Obama – via a video – declared flattered to receive this “Special Tribute Award” …