Category Archives: CFDA

Tom Brady: The Feet Of Ugg, And More of Today’s Top Stories

We’ve all seen him wear them, and now he’s celebrating them. Tom Brady (pictured) flew in from Boston this week to fête the opening of the first Ugg for Men store, where the label showed off the latest ad campaign images featuring the sports star. Clad in his own Ugg shoes, the New England Patriots [...] Continue reading

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Good Things, Worth The Wait: CFDA Broadcast Delayed

Due to technical issues, today’s exclusive premiere of the 2012 CFDA Awards on Style.com, originally scheduled for 12 p.m. EDT, will now be screened at 5 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience. Highlights and interviews by Tim Blanks from the CFDA red carpet—featuring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kate Bosworth, Jessica Paré, Proenza Schouler, and more—will [...] Continue reading

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The 2012 CFDA Award Winners

Check back tomorrow to watch our complete live coverage. Photos from throughout the night, here.WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEARMary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The RowMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEARBilly ReidACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEARReed KrakoffSWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEARJoseph Altuzarra (pictured)SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEARPhillip LimSWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGNTabitha SimmonsGEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDTommy HilfigerINTERNATIONAL AWARDRei [...] Continue reading

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Altuzarra, Pamela Love, And Creatures of The Wind Arrive At J.Crew

The winners and runners-up of the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund are once again getting an added boost with the accolade: capsule collections debuting this spring at J.Crew. Last week, the retailer hosted a dinner to toast Joseph Altuzarra, this year’s winner, as well as Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind’s Shane Gabier and Chris Peters, [...] Continue reading

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Lily Safra’s Jewelry Collection To Be Auctioned, Israel Cracks Down On Overly Thin Models, And More…

Socialite and philanthropist Lily Safra (pictured) is set to put her jewelry collection, which includes 18 JAR jewels that were custom-made for her, on auction at Christie’s Geneva in May. Of the collection, international head of Christie’s jewelry department François Curiel says, “Rare…comprising the very best in all styles, periods, and makers, from the late [...] Continue reading

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Lily Safra’s Jewelry Collection To Be Auctioned, Israel Cracks Down On Overly Thin Models, And More…

Socialite and philanthropist Lily Safra (pictured) is set to put her jewelry collection, which includes 18 JAR jewels that were custom-made for her, on auction at Christie’s Geneva in May. Of the collection, international head of Christie’s jewelry department François Curiel says, “Rare…comprising the very best in all styles, periods, and makers, from the late [...] Continue reading

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Spurr’s CFDA Nod Not At Risk

Just two days after his CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year award nomination, Simon Spurr exited his label. However, WWD reports that even though Spurr is no longer associated with the brand he co-founded with Judd Nydes in 2006, his CFDA nomination won’t be directly affected. “It’s the individual, not the company, that is nominated,” [...] Continue reading

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Johnny Depp Selected for 2012 Fashion Icon Award

Known for his personal and eclectic sense of style, American actor Johnny Depp will be honored with the Fashion Icon Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Depp will be the first male recipient to be presented the CFDA Fashion Awards in the category. There is no questioning the bold and daring [...] Continue reading

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DVF Talks China, Baby Clothes, And The Wrap Dress That Changed The World

“The most important thing a young designer can do is offer a product that has value,” Diane von Furstenberg told a packed house of students and devout DVF fans last night at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where the CFDA president was holding a lecture in concurrence with the museum’s current exhibition [...] Continue reading

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CFDA Unveils A China Exchange Program, Edun Does Its First L.A. Show, Model Caroline Trentini Weds In Theyskens, And More…

The CFDA has just announced the launch of its China Exchange program, with financial support courtesy of Silas Chou. The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund program is expected to become an ongoing one, but it will launch with Proenza’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez shipping out to Shanghai and Uma Wang visiting New York this spring. [WWD]Czech [...] Continue reading

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Karlie Kloss Could Be Skipping NYFW, Moss’ W Shoot, And More…

Rumor has it that top model Karlie Kloss will be absent from runway shows during New York fashion week. CNN’s fashion reporter Alina Cho tweeted that Kloss is skipping New York for a “big opportunity.” [Racked]Kate Moss is the cover star of W’s March issue. The Steven Klein-lensed images show “Good Kate” and “Bad Kate.” [...] Continue reading

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Stop Faking It

Following the CFDA and eBay’s first collaboration on one-of-a-kind designer tote bags promoting anti-counterfeiting, the two have partnered up once more for another “You Can’t Fake Fashion” campaign. After the first round of bags, designed by labels including Rodarte, The Row, and Rebecca Minkoff, sold out within hours, over 75 designers signed on to create [...] Continue reading

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Models We Stand

“For too long, the modeling industry has been like the Wild West,” said Coco Rocha at last night’s launch party for the Model Alliance, a new nonprofit group organized by models, for models. Top models including Doutzen Kroes, Crystal Renn, Missy Rayder, and Ajak Deng stopped by the Standard Hotel to toast the cause. The [...] Continue reading

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A Healthy Breakfast

On the ride up to the seventh floor of the Museum of Arts and Design today, Arianna Huffington and Maria Cornejo chatted on the need for coffee and other morning matters. It was half past 8 a.m. after all, and Huffington was a panel member for the CFDA Health Initiative’s “A Well-Balanced Life” discussion. (The [...] Continue reading

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OpenSky’s The Limit

“Up until six months ago, I thought OpenSky was an airline,” CFDA CEO Steven Kolb admits. For those in the same boat, OpenSky.com is actually a new e-commerce site that offers members (sign-up is free and open to anyone) access to a virtual cabinet of celebrity and expert curators. Members to the site choose the [...] Continue reading

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New York And London Show Dates Moved

After a lot of negotiating over the international fashion week dates, New York and London have committed to move their dates up for the September 2012 shows.“There’s no value for the cities to compete. In the spirit of working together, London and New York are in agreement that we will go in the earlier period, [...] Continue reading

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New York And London Show Dates Moved

After a lot of negotiating over the international fashion week dates, New York and London have committed to move their dates up for the September 2012 shows.“There’s no value for the cities to compete. In the spirit of working together, London and New York are in agreement that we will go in the earlier period, [...] Continue reading

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Get Kate Middleton’s Issa Dress, Simon Doonan’s Words Of Advice, CFDA Rejects Milan’s Request, And More…

Remember the blue Issa dress that Kate Middleton wore at her engagement announcement? Now, the dress is being reissued for Online Fashion Week, but there will only be five available on the Selfridges Web site. [Vogue U.K.]Gloria Estefan has joined Wilhelmina’s celebrity roster alongside Fergie and Estelle. Wilhelmina’s chief says, “She’s truly an icon and [...] Continue reading

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Kloss The Body, FIT’s CFDA Exhibit, Pringle Of Scotland X Liam Gillick, And More…

19-year-old Karlie Kloss has been having a banner year, and it just keeps getting better. The new Victoria’s Secret Angel landed the cover of Vogue Italia’s December issue and stripped down to her birthday suit for Steven Klein’s editorial, called “Body by Kloss.” [Telegraph]The past 50 years of the CFDA will be commemorated in an [...] Continue reading

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Fashion’s Show

With designers Diane von Furstenberg, Prabal Gurung, Zac Posen, Vera Wang, and Milly’s Michelle Smith as the curators, most people who turned out for last night’s launch of The New York Times’ Fifty Photographs collection assumed they were at Bloomingdale’s to see fashion snaps. Instead, guests at the exhibition, for which the designers culled ten [...] Continue reading

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Yasmin Le Bon Dresses Dogs, Lagerfeld’s Vino, And More…

Model and rock star wife Yasmin Le Bon is set to launch a collection of dog-walking accessories in collaboration with Mungo & Maud on Monday. “Before I even had a dog I bought dog magazines and when Mungo and Maud first opened I went in and walked out with dog accessories event though I didn’t [...] Continue reading

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Battle Of The Fashion Weeks Continues

“We can’t move the dates earlier in September as they would interfere with Labor Day,” Steven Kolb said yesterday. “If Milan goes before New York, how would that work?”That’s the question fashion insiders are asking right now as they sort out the international fashion week calendar for 2012. Since New York decided to start the [...] Continue reading

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Borgo’s French Toast

“There is a correlation between the idea of mysticism and art and I think that this collection was a study in that,” Eddie Borgo told Style.com in Paris this weekend. As one of the CFDA designers selected for the “Americans in Paris” program, Borgo was showing his magic-inspired collection for its second round, this time [...] Continue reading

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Reece’s Pieces

It’s funny how there’s always just a little more room in one’s closet for another handbag. If you beg to differ, then you might want to clear out some space for one from Reece Hudson, the line by Parsons alum Reece Solomon. Now in her fifth season, she made her official New York fashion week [...] Continue reading

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Tom Ford Has His Mind On Lipstick, Saunders X Smythson, American Designers Take On Paris, And More…

For Tom Ford, a successful film career and a new womenswear line is not enough. Thus, the designer “spent part of the summer thinking deep thoughts about lipstick.” The Telegraph sat down with the designer, who was just nominated for Brand of the Year for the British Fashion Awards, to find out what else is [...] Continue reading

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Tom Ford Has His Mind On Lipstick, Saunders X Smythson, American Designers Take On Paris, And More…

For Tom Ford, a successful film career and a new womenswear line is not enough. Thus, the designer “spent part of the summer thinking deep thoughts about lipstick.” The Telegraph sat down with the designer, who was just nominated for Brand of the Year for the British Fashion Awards, to find out what else is [...] Continue reading

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