The Met Gala may be fashion's prom night, but the CFDA Awards celebrate the designers and influencers who affect our style.
The Met Gala may be fashion's prom night, but the CFDA Awards celebrate the designers and influencers who affect our style. That's a pretty big deal. In fact, the red carpet looks we admire wouldn't be possible without these devoted icons, stylists, and trendsetters who are attentive to each and every detail. Read on to see who's changed 2016 for the better. Behold the recipients for every CFDA prize, including a few new titles thanks to the CFDA's partnership with Swarovski.
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Marc Jacobs
CFDA Fashion Icon Award: Beyoncé
The International Award: Alessandro Michele of Gucci
Swarovski Award For Womenswear: Brandon Maxwell
Brandon Maxwell posed with Naomi Campbell on the red carpet.
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Norma Kamali
Media Award, in honor of Eugenia Sheppard: Imran Amed of the Business of Fashion
Imran posed with Alexa Chung on the red carpet.
Swarovski Award For Menswear: Orley
Alex Orley, Samantha Orley, and Matthew Orley on the red carpet.
Menswear Designer of the Year: Thom Browne
Accessory Designer of the Year: Mansur Gavriel
Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel posed on the red carpet.
Swarovski Award For Accessory Design: Paul Andrew
Paul Andrew joined Jessica Chastain on the red carpet.
The Founder’s Award, in honor of Eleanor Lambert: Donna Karan