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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Karl Lagerfeld Preggo?!

Fashion’s finest queer and crude artist AleXsandro Palombo‘s latest subjects are Chanel‘s head designer and creative director Karl Lagerfeld and Vogue‘s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in a strange baby scenario. I really enjoy these pieces because they are very interesting and definitely evoke a strong emotion.

A Tribute to Alexander McQueen by Tyra Banks

Paying tribute to the legendary fashion designer Alexander McQueen, 36-year-old America’s Next Top Model host Tyra Banks pays her respects by creating a shoot inspired my McQueen‘s latest designs with a guest appearance by American Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley.

About the tribute, Tyra said, “I wanted to do a photo shoot decked out in H2T McQueen. McQueen was considered royalty in the fashion community. I feel like a queen whenever I wear his clothes (especially the stunning blue dress I wore for this shoot)!… I would like to think that he would have loved these photos.”

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2010 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala

This season’s exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sponsored by Gap along with support by Condé Nast, is inspired by the American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity running from today, May 5th through August 15th focusing on how the modern American woman between the 1890’s and 1940’s has affected women today.

To kick off the exhibit, a gala was thrown at the Met this past Monday hosted by Oprah Winfrey, Executive Vice President of Global Design for Gap Patrick Robinson, and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Anna Wintour for the main fundraiser event for the Costume Institute with this year raising almost twice as much money as last year! Here are some of the favorite looks from the evening:


Chloe Sevigny in Proenza Schouler and Patrick McMullan by Getty


Sienna Miller in Emilio Pucci with Jude Law by Getty


Karlie Kloss in Donna Karan by Life

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Raquel Zimmermann, Caroline Trentini, & Nicholas Hoult – Vogue Nippon June 2010

Magazine: Vogue Nippon June 2010
Editorial: Call It Love
Photographer: Ellen von Unwerth
Models: Raquel Zimmermann (DNA), Caroline Trentini (STORM), Nicholas Hoult
Stylist: Grace Coddington

Running amuck of New York City and going to a cinema, 26-year-old Brazilian covergirl Raquel Zimmermann and 22-year-old also Brazilian covergirl Caroline Trentini grace the pages of the upcoming issue of Vogue Nippon with 20-year-old British Tom Ford “It” boy Nicholas Hoult in high New York fashion. This editorial is so chic and fun that it makes me want to go prowl the streets of New York.

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