Congratulations go out to all the CFDA award winners from last night’s 2011 awards presentation and Honoree ceremony.
WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Marc Jacobs (Standing Ovation)
Phoebe Philo for Celine
EUGENIA SHEPPARD MEDIA AWARD
Hilary Alexander of The Daily Telegraph
Hal Rubenstein of InStyle
FASHION ICON AWARD
SPECIAL TRIBUTE AWARD
Arthur Elgort (Standing Ovation)
Another round of applause for our magnificent winners and a special shout out to my main mother monster Lady GaGa for never failing to impress with her (at times) outlandish and never dull style. You truly deserved the Fashion Icon Award.
I would also like to note that two very special things happened at the awards. When Marc Jacobs was presented his award for the Geoffrey BeeneLifetime Achievement Award there was a standing ovation. I know I know, that is to be expected but as I spole with people after the show that has never happened before. There has never been a standing ovation at the CFDA awards. Perhaps because people pay $10,000 per seat they want to get all the mileage they can out of the cushiony real estate. But just when people were done standing and no doubt grabbing tissue from their Roger Vivier bags to wipe away their running mascara the second magical thing happened. Another standing ovation for Arthur Elgort for the Special Tribute Award.
That time I had to get out the tissue for my mascara!
The show was epic though and I have to give one last shout out to all the winners on jobs massively well done! Hooray!