Last night, celebrities and designers got some much-needed recognition from the fashion industry. Held in New York City, the annual CFDA Awards guests included Lupita Nyong’o, Blake Lively, Alexander Wang and, of course, Anna Wintour. The talk of the night was Rihanna, who was there to accept the fashion Icon award. The singer showed up in a transparent, crystal-embellished fishnet dress with matching gloves and headdress designed by young American designer Adam Selman.
‘The point is to be audacious … while being true to yourself,’ Anna Wintour said of Rihanna‘s approach to style when presenting her with her award. We agree.
Nominations for the prestigious awards were submitted by the Fashion Guild, a group of some 1 500 CFDA members, consisting of fashion editors, retailers and stylists. See the full list of winners here.
Rihanna in Adam Selman. Perhaps a controversial choice, as it is almost 90% sheer. Yet, we are loving the Gatsby vibe. If only it had a slip… Alessandra Ambrosio, a vision in red. Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen doing power dressing…and oh-so-well. Solange Knowles back to her true fashionable form in this shimmering Calvin Klein number. Olivia Palermo in an Ann Taylor flapper-inspired top and skirt, carrying a Lulu Guinness clutch. Blake Lively in a simple, but stunning dress by Michael Kors. The queen of prints, the extraordinary, Diane von Furstenberg. WORST Heidi Klum’s form-unflattering gown is a cascading nightmare… We love Iman’s style, yet this is a nightmare in different shades of blue. Usually on point, Marion Cotillard’s flaps resemble elephant ears… Over the top make-up paired with a busy look is a bit too much for us Lupita. Sorry. Keri Russell looks like she got caught in some kind of whirlwind… Was this an attempt to cover her cleavage? Don’t just stick a piece of fabric in there, girl. Images via Rex Features