The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards is an annual event that honors outstanding contributions to American fashion. Here's a brief overview of its history:
1. Founding: The CFDA was founded in 1962 by publicist Eleanor Lambert. The first official CFDA Awards ceremony took place in 1981.
2. Purpose: The CFDA Awards aim to recognize and celebrate the achievements of American fashion designers, industry professionals, and style influencers.
3. Categories: Over the years, the CFDA Awards have included various categories such as Womenswear Designer of the Year, Menswear Designer of the Year, Accessories Designer of the Year, and Emerging Talent. They also honor individuals for their contributions to fashion, journalism, and other aspects of the industry.
4. Influence: The CFDA Awards have become a prestigious and influential event in the fashion world. Winning a CFDA Award is a significant achievement for designers and professionals in the fashion industry.
5. Events: The awards ceremony is usually held in New York City and is attended by many notable figures in the fashion industry, as well as celebrities and influencers.
6. Impact: The CFDA has played a pivotal role in promoting American fashion talent and fostering the growth of the fashion industry in the United States.
This time, the CFDA Awards 2023 were hosted by Anne Hathaway. Forgoing the traditional glitz you’d expect to see at a fashion awards ceremony, the Hollywood star took a risk instead. She went with head-to-toe denim, pairing her light-wash, floral-printed corset and skirt with some blinding jewellery. Yep, it’s denim and diamonds and we loved it!
Later in the night, she changed into a romantic crimson gown. The dress featured plenty of feminine, dreamy touches, such as see-through lace and tulle draping. Glittering black floral sequins and embroidery across the bust, shoulders, and skirt also added a gothic flare. I mean Hathaway really takes bold and daring looks on the red carpet.