The Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (otherwise known as the Academy Awards of the fashion world) took place tonight at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City for the first time, and although fans of the annual event were not able to witness all of it’s high-fashion beauty on the small screen, we’re here to give you all the details on who took home an award.
These awards highlight individuals who have shaped American fashion “from all areas of the industry and related arts,” the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s site explains, “with awards being given for design excellence in womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well as extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision, and lifetime.
Marc Jacobs was titled the Womenswear Designer of the Year, whilst the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent went to Brandon Maxwell for Womenswear and the creative director of Gucci, Alessandro Michele, was recognized with this year’s International Award.
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