Needless to say Vogue magazine needs no introduction. The CFDA stands for the Council of Fashion Designers in America. The CFDA is not-for-profit trade association whose members consist of over 400 leading American designers.
Ten years ago Vogue and the CFDA created a fund to aid emerging designers with sufficient income and business mentoring known as the CFDA/Vogue Fund Awards. Each recipient is selected by the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Selection Committee, industry experts, based on their talent and projected success in the fashion industry. I probably sound much like a text but I just wanted you to be familiarized with what I am referring to before I drone. There’s nothing worse than reading something that sparks your interest and having to do research just to get through the first paragraph. Wow, what a digression.
Anyway, back to the CFDA/Vogue Fund Awards… Last night the red carpet was full of fashion heavy-hitters draped in nothing short of gold and glamour. Red carpets are especially fun to observe. You never have to guess what label or designer they’re wearing as opposed to clippings of the celebs in streetwear. More than likely they’ve been styled. It’s interesting to see how a stylist has perfectly encapsulated said celeb with a tuxedo or evening dress. It’s truly an art. Styling is far from easy especially for the elite. The right color, designer, size accessories as well as meshing well with the person’s personal style is truly an innate talent.
Some of my favorite ensembles of the night were Allison Wilson in NoNoo, Ciara in Calvin Klein Collection and Jennifer Fisher Jewelry, Evan Rachel Wood in Tome, Lily Aldridge in Veronica Beard, Orlando Bloom in Dior Homme and Hilary Rhoda in Rachel Roy. I don’t know about you but I can spend countless hours gawking at best and worst dressed of events. I often disagree with them many of the time but then there are the few ensembles that just can’t be refuted. There were many well dressed attendees last night but these just stood out.