After what seemed like an endless dilemma of is-going-back-to-normal-even-possible?, the neo-world of events, ceremonies, and shows have made a jaw-dropping comeback. Post a brief breather from a stunning series of fashion weeks, The Council of Fashion Designers of America hosted its annual award ceremony to celebrate and honor many upcoming celebrities and designers. What’s a fashion awards ceremony without ravishing celebrities pulling out iconic looks? So, we decided to round up some of our favorite celebrity looks from the event.
Anya Taylor Joy has been 2021’s statement muse for every event and ceremony; from turning multiple heads in a cascading Dior gown at the Emmys to dropping jaws in the pink outfit at the Venice Film Festival. This time, for the CFDA Awards Joy, was dressed pretty in purple to receive her award. The striking quotient involved a retro-ish outfit from Oscar de la Renta featuring a mini suit set with an oomph-ed hemline and a deep neck mounting the alluring neckpiece from Tiffany & Co. Juxtaposing the ensemble was a pair of leopard print gloves and a customized Gigi Burris hat with a hand draped silk veil.
Model Emily Ratajkowski stunned the crowd in an assortment of Miu Miu’s Spring-Summer 2022 Collection. Stunningly boasting her chiseled abs, Ratajkowski sported a low-waist navy pleated skirt with candid underwear peek. Scraping the glam that is usually donned for an award ceremony, Emily decided to pair the skirt with a long sleeve zipped jumper over a blue-collar cropped shirt. She then finished off her look with a pair of monochrome heels and a leather clutch.
Zendaya received the Fashion Icon Award at the CFDA and we aren’t surprised why. Acing events after events in an array of phenomenal outfits from Nensi Dojaka to Balmain, the Dune star became the talk of the fashion town. Justifying her award acceptance outfit and of course styled by the man of the moment Law Roach, the model-cum-actress wore a custom Vera Wang design in sizzling red. The outfit comprehended into an elegant bandeau top accentuating her sleek torso accompanied with a skirt dramatized with volume at the hip. She complimented the outfit with a neckpiece, earrings, and rings from Bvlgari.
Paloma Elsesser attended the CFDA ceremony in a rather elegant selection of occasionwear by Peter Do. The highlight from the outfit is the asymmetric skirt featuring flap pockets similar to a suit draped around a pair of classic trousers. The olive palette from the trousers complimented the halter neck knitted top paired with a knitted bolero jacket extending into gloves. Concluding the look were emerald-adorned neckpiece and rings.
Cara Delevingne is known for her bold and daring style statement and the CFDA outfit was just that. Striking a pose in front of the camera, Cara was clicked sporting a black velvet two-piece outfit highlighting the contrasting nestled gold neckpiece. The tuxedo jacket featured an exaggerated satin round pair of lapels with pulled-up sleeves. Finishing off the look was a pair of black boots.
Ciara decided to sprinkle a bit of sexiness to the sophisticated LBD and gave her off-shoulder black dress a stunning level-up. The sensational singer wore a Tom Ford curve-hugging dress featuring a midriff velvet corset with extensions at the waist and an abstract combination of the sweetheart and cowl-shaped neckline. The complete look also included a nonchalant hair updo with a pair of ankle-strap pumps and David Yurman jewels.
Kehlani has been raiding fashion pages in off-beat eye-catching outfits and we couldnt resist featuring this one too. Ahead of the stunning lime greens and tie-dye outfits for various other events, the singer decided to go all gangsta for the CFDA. Kehlani struck a stunning pose in a sequinned oversized varsity jacket, frayed denim knee shorts, and a pair of futuristic cow-boy boots. Underneath the varsity charm featured a cut-out white body-hugging top, completing the monochrome look.
HoYeon Jung transported us to a modern uptake on a greek ensemble. The Squid game star and the recent face of Louis Vuitton sported a draped black shiny outfit from the label and a pair of combat leather sandals. The gown featured a play on both the sleeves and oblique gathering at the waist. The outfit was accompanied by a simple pair of bracelets and a slick back hair bun.
Words by Manica Pathak
Photo Credit: @cfda