The Council of Fashion Designers of America held its annual CFDA Awards on Monday evening at New York’s AliceTully Hall in Lincoln Center. Despite the rain, the stars still shined as fashion’s royalty came out to celebrate and acknowledge the best of the industry.
The CFDA Fashion Awards aim to recognize extraordinary design excellence across the industry, and the 2015 crop was announced tonight by celebrity presenters as varied as Taraji P. Henson, Amanda Seyfried, Joshua Jackson, and Kim Kardashian West (who gave the Media Award named for legendary fashion journalist Eugenia Sheppard to Instagram) during the evening’s ceremony at Alice Tully Hall.
Below, the full list of this year’s winners.
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row
Menswear Designer of the Year: Tom Ford
Accessories Designer of the Year: Tabitha Simmons
Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Rosie Assoulin
Swarovski Award for Menswear: Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design: Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Betsey Johnson
The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard: Instagram
2015 Fashion Icon Award: Pharrell
The Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert: Millard “Mickey” Drexler, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of J.Crew Group, Inc.
International Award: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino
We here at Style Fusion World congratulate all of the nominees and winners on their accomplishments. We are looking forward to see not only what the up and comers have in store but also the legendary brands and how they will continue to be innovative trendsetters in the fashion industry.