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.
NEW YORK – March 31, 2015 – More than 450 fashion industry leaders gathered tonight at the Fashion 2.0 Awards ceremony and reception, celebrating the intersection of fashion brand marketing and digital innovation. This black-tie affair feted legendary designer Sam Edelman offering a keynote dedicated to the ever-growing role of digital media in the business of fashion. TV personality Robert Verdi hosted the evening’s events offering his humorous insight into today’s trends. The public votes tallied and it’s been declared that Rebecca Minkoff was the top winner of the night, for the first time since the awards inception being the only brand to take home two awards Best Interactive Retail and Top Innovator. Other winning brands included Dior, H&M, Opening Ceremony, Kate Spade, Net-A-Porter, Dressember, Under Armour, Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch. Cosmic Cart won the Best fashion Startup Award; the founders of BaubleBar Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky were honored with the 2015 Visionary Award.
MARCH 17, 2015
“We’ve had a great board meeting today, a very fun one,” CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg told guests at Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center, kicking off the announcement event for the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees and honorees.
Von Furstenberg proceeded to unveil the first of several honorees of the night: Betsey Johnson, who is receiving the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Award. Johnson jumped – not cartwheeled – on stage and took to the Swarovski crystal-adorned podium to give an impromptu, unplanned acceptance speech. “I am so sorry, I just want to say this is the ultimate beyond, Oh My F G moment and I didn’t think I would ever want it because I didn’t want to be 72,” Johnson, in one of her dresses from 1965, said. “I love our club, I love what you have done with it. I love the money we have raised for AIDs and Breast Cancer and beyond.”
The 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards was held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles California on January 15, 2015. The show was hosted by former NFL star and tv talk show host Michael Strahan. Boyhood’ is Critics’ Choice for Best Picture, which won four awards. Actor Ethan Hawke with the Best Picture award, director Richard Linklater won for best director, actor Ellar Coltrane with the Best Young Actor/Actress award and actress Patricia Arquette with the Best Supporting Actress award for the film.
The 72nd Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and American television of 2014, was broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 11, 2015, by NBC. The award show was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third consecutive and final time.
There were many films with multiple nominations, with the top films being Birdman with seven nominations. Boyhood and The Imitation Game were both nominated with five. Gone Girl, Selma, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Theory of Everything were each given four nominations as well. In the end it was Boyhood with three golden globes. Birdman and The Theory of Everything walking away with two of the globes each.