2010 CFDA Awards

This year, the non-profit trade organization for North-American designers of fashion, the Council of Fashion Designers of America or CFDA, held their 28th annual award ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York City for the second year in a row this past Monday, June 7th. Here are the winners from the evening:

Board of Directors Special Tribute
Alexander McQueen

Womenswear Designer of the Year
Marc Jacobs

Menswear Designer of the Year
Rag & Bone

Accessory Designer of the Year
Alexis Bittar

Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Jason Wu

Swarovski Award for Menswear
Richard Chai

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Alexander Wang

International Award
Christopher Bailey for Burberry

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Michael Kors

Eugenia Sheppard Award
Paper’s Kim Hastreiter

Eleanor Lambert Award
Vogue’s Tonne Goodman

L’Oréal Popular Vote Award
Ralph Lauren

And here are my favorite looks from the red carpet that night:


Ashley Olsen in THE ROW and VAN CLEEF & ARPELS jewelry with Sasha Pivovarova and Mary-Kate Olsen also in THE ROW

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Ulrich Schröder – Elle Spain April 2010

Magazine: Elle Spain April 2010
Editorial: La Moda Animada
Illustrator: Ulrich Schröder

For the April 2010 issue of Elle Spain, illustrator Ulrich Schröder combined the classic Disney characters as some top designers along with other Disney characters in the background to include Tinkerbell, Peter Pan, the seven dwarfs, Lilo & Stitch, the Three Little Pigs, Toy Story, and more. I’ve always been a fan of Disney and I love how they incorporated designers as the Disney characters.

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“Shrek of A Guy” – VMAN #18 Summer 2010

Magazine: VMAN #18 Summer ’10
Editorial: Shrek of A Guy
Photographer: Ellen von Unwerth
Models: Emma Dumont (FORD), Francisco Lachowski (FORD), & Paolo Anchisi (FORD)
Stylist: Nicola Formichetti

For an animated yet fashionable editorial, 15-year-old newcomer Emma Dumont, Brazilian Francisco Lachowski, and male model Paolo Anchisi are joined by the cast of Shrek in the 18th issue of VMAN this summer. Styled by Lady Gaga‘s stylist, Nicola Formichetti, Emma, Francisco, and Paolo are featured in designs in black and jeans for quite a chic and fun story shot by photographer Ellen von Unwerth at The Standard, New York. Although Dreamworks first approved on this project, they are not happy with the results due to the raciness surrounding the cartoon characters making them not kid-friendly. I personally love the way the characters and the models are interacting in this editorial, but it is definitely not for children.

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7 Key Trends This Spring

For this spring season, seven trends that you cannot go without are the little white dress, military-inspired pieces, under garments as outerwear, bright suits, scissor slits, the new trench, and threadbare.

1. The Little White Dress
Jil Sander


Calvin Klein Collection

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CFDA Awards Nominees Announced

This year, the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards will be held on Monday, June 7th in New York City at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. Earlier this week, designer Diane von Furstenberg, who is the president of the Council, announced the nominees:

Womenswear Designer of the Year:
-Donna Karan
-Marc Jacobs
-Alexander Wang

Menswear Designer of the Year:
-Tom Ford
-Michael Bastian
-David Neville & Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone

Accessory Designer of the Year:
-Marc Jacobs
-Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
-Alexis Bittar

The Swarovski Award for Womenswear:
-Prabal Gurung
-Joseph Altuzarra
-Jason Wu

The Swarovski Award for Menswear:
-Simon Spurr
-Patrik Ervell
-Richard Chai

The Swarovski Award for Accessory Design:
-Dana Lorenz
-Alexander Wang
-Eddie Borgo

International Award:
-Christopher Bailey
-Geoffrey Beene

Lifetime Achievement Award:
-Michael Kors

Eleanor Lambert Award:
-Tonne Goodman

Eugenia Sheppard Award:
-Kim Hastreiter

CFDA Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award:
-Alexander McQueen! ❤

Fashion Icon Award:
-Iman