Calvin Klein designer Raf Simons last night (June 4, 2018) was awarded CFDA’s womenswear designer of the year award for 2018 at a ceremony that took place at the Brooklyn Museum. “Insecure” boss Issa Rae hosted the event, marking the first time a woman has hosted in over a decade and the first time a black woman has taken on the role. Rae wore looks by black designers Pyer Moss, Sergio Hudson and Shanel and was styled by Jason Rembert.
The event included a CFDA member salute to Ralph Lauren who received words of praise from designers Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Thom Browne, Jeffrey Banks, John Varvatos, Donna Karan, Marcus Wainwright, Jason Wu, Diane von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Norma Kamali, Calvin Klein, and Reed Krakoff.
Check out all the winners below, including Kim Kardashian who was the recipient of CFDA’s first-ever influencer award.
Womenswear designer of the year: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
Menswear designer of the year: Supreme (read more here)
Accessory designer of the year: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen
Emerging talent award: Sander Lak for Sies Marjan.
Fashion icon: Naomi Campbell
Influencer award: Kim Kardashian
Swarovski award for positive change: Diane Von Furstenberg
Geoffrey Beane lifetime achievement: Narcisco Rodriguez
Media award: Edward Enninful
Founders award: Carolina Herrera
International award: Donatella Versace
Check out some of the attendees below.
Issa Rae in Pyer Moss
Hosted the #CFDAAwards last night and couldn’t have done it without my #GlamGang! Thank you, @jasonrembert for fits by all black designers. Thank you, @joannasimkin for beating my tired face to life. (❤: @covergirl) Thank you, @lovingyourhair for your infinite encyclopedia of hairstyles. Thank you, @erierilady for hooking up my nails. Special thank you to @nfrothwell for loaning me your funny last night.