*Inside the 2016 CFDA Awards*


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The 2016 CFDA Awards took over New York on Monday!

The annual event honors all those amazing people we know and love whose contributions to American fashion have really impacted and changed the industry.  Throughout the night awards were given to those in womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well outstanding accomplishments in journalism, creative vision, and lifetime achievement.

Welcoming @michaelkors and @rosiehw to the 2016 #CFDAAwards. #Swarovski : @bfa A photo posted by cfda (@cfda) on


Nominations for each award category are submitted by The CFDA Fashion Awards Guild. The CFDA is basically an invitation only network (#exclusive) comprised of top fashion retailers, journalists, stylists, influencers and over 450 designers. Making it basically the most powerful group of peeps in the fashion world!

The CFDA was founded in 1962 by Eleanor Lambert, a true force in the fashion world. In 2001, an award was created in her name to give special recognition to other industry influencers.


This year’s CFDA awards was one of the best and most exciting yet! The awards all went to the best in the business and innovative designers and icons, like Beyoncé, #yasss, who delivered a very heart warming story about her family and the early stages of her career after receiving the Fashion Icon Award.

The night was filled with fashion, great performances, and an absolutely amazing tribute to David Bowie.

See all the winners below!

Fashion Icon Award – Beyoncé

Womenswear Designer of the Year – Marc Jacobs

Swarovski Award for Womenswear –Brandon Maxwell

Swarovski Award for Menswear – Orley

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design – Paul Andrew

Menswear Designer of the Year – Thom Browne

Accessories Designer of the Year – Mansur Gavriel

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award –Norma Kamali

The Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert – Donna Karan

International Award – Gucci

The Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award – David Bowie

The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard – Imran Amed

*Blair Li


*All images from approved social or stock accounts.

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