The Good and the Interesting of the CFDAs Red Carpet

The Council of Fashion Designers of america held their annual awards ceremony last night, complete with Red Carpet, of course. Like the MET Gala, this is one of the highest end red carpet events in existence, populated with designers who usually don’t get to be in front of the cameras, usually with a model or two with them, wearing their signature designs.

The toniest of the categories is Womenswear Designer of the Year category, which was taken this year by Marc Jacobs. Thom Browne won for Menswear. But the one that everyone is talking about today is the winner of the fashion Icon Award. Usually this is announced ahead of time, like most Lifetime achievement Awards are, but the show kept the winner under wraps for maximum impact. Because that’s what you do when you want to honor Beyonce.

Beyonce in Givinchy

Beyonce arrived at the last minute, so only Vogue seems to have a picture of her and the family on the Red carpet–most other outlets went with her accepting the award in her Givenchy silver pinstriped suit.

As for the rest of the red carpet, to sort them into “Good” or “Bad” is to misundertsand the proceedings. These are the creme de la creme of designs–everyone who shows up is sporting the highest end of some designer or other. Everything else is merely a matter of taste.

We run them down, along with those modeling them, below.

Adriana Lima in Marc Jacobs

Adriana Lima in Marc Jacobs

Alessandra Ambrosio in Michael Kors

Alessandra Ambrosio in Michael Kors

Alessandro Michele in Gucci

Alessandro Michele in Gucci

Alicia Silverstone in Siriano

Alicia Silverstone in Christian Siriano

Bee Shaffer in Gucci

Bee Shaffer in Gucci

Betsey Johnson

Betsy Johnson in herself

 

Ciara in Roberto Cavalli

Claire Danes in Calvin Klein

Claire Danes in Calvin Klein

Coco Rocha in Co+Co

CoCo Rocha in Co+Co

Elsa Hosk in Naeem Kham

Elsa Hosk in Naeem Kham

Erin Featherston

Erin Featherston in herself

Gabrielle Union in Lela Rose

Gabrielle Union in Lela Rose

Georgina Chapman in marchesa

Georgina Chapman in herself (Marchesa.)

Hari Nef in Gucci

Hari Nef in Gucci

Heidi Klum in Roland Mouret

Heidi Klum in Roland Mouret

Hilary Rhoda in Monique Lhuillier

Hilary Rhoda in (and standing with) Monique Lhuillier

irina-shayk in misha nonoo

Irina Shayk in Misha Nonoo

janice-alida-grace-bol-sarah-abney-drake-burnette in thom browne

Janice Alida, Grace Bol, Sarah Abney and Drake Burnette in a chorus line of Thom Browne

Jennifer Hudson in Prabal Gurung

Jennifer Hudson in Prabal Gurung

Jessica Chastain in Prabal Gurung

Jessica Chastain in Prabal Gurung

Joan smalls in Givenchy

Joan Smalls in Givenchy

Jourdan Dunn in Jonathan Simkhai

Jourdan Dunn in Jonathan Simkhai

Julianne Hough in Michael Kors

Julianne Hough in Michael Kors

Karlie Kloss in Rosie Assoulin

Karlie Kloss in Rosie Assoulin

Kristen Dunst in Rodarte

Kristen Dunst in Rodarte

LaLa Anthony in Fendi

LaLa Anthony in Fendi

Laverne Cox in Marc Bouwer

Laverne Cox in Marc Bouwer

Lena Dunham and Irene Neuwirth in Creatures of the Wind

Lena Dunham and Irene Neuwirth in Creatures of the Wind

Lion Babe in Adam Selman

Lion Babe in Adam Selman

Martha Hunt in Diane von Furstenberg

Martha Hunt in Diane von Furstenberg

Mia Moretti in Alice and Olivia

Mia Moretti in Alice and Olivia

Michele Hicks in Nicole Miller

Michele Hicks in (and standing with) Nicole Miller

michelle-ochs-carly-cushnie-cfda-awards-2016

Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie in themselves (Cushnie&Ochs)

Naomi Campbell in Brandon Maxwell

Naomi Campbell in Brandon Maxwell

norma-kamali

Norma Kamali in herself

Olivia Wilde in Rosie Assoulin

Olivia Wilde in (and standing with) Rosie Assoulin

Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy (and her good hair) in herself

rebecca hall eddie parker

Rebecca Hall in (and standing with) Eddie Parker

rio-uribe-slick-woods in gypsy sport

Slick Woods in (and standing with) Rio Uribe of Gypsy Sport

ryan-seacrest

Ryan Seacrest in himself

Sara Paulson in Altuzarra

Sara Paulson in (and standing with) Joseph Altuzarra

Shanina Shaik in Givenchy

Shanina Shaik in Givenchy

Sofia Sanchez de Betak in Dannijo

Sofia Sanchez de Betak in Dannijo

Soko in Gucci

Soko in Gucci

stacey-bendet

Stacey Bendet in herself (Alice&Olivia)

The Olsons all in The Row

The Olson Twins and sister in themselves (The Row)

tilda-swinton in haider ackerman

Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann

tracee-ellis-ross

Tracee Ellis Ross in Suno

zosia-mamet in maiyet

Zosia Mamet in Maiyet

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