The CFDA Awards 2016 Winners

The CFDA Awards 2016
Credit: Forbes

The CFDA is known by most as the Grammy’s and Oscars of the fashion industry. The elite in music, fashion, sports, and entertainment all respect the CFDA Awards.

Hosted by Joel McHale this year, the event was awesome. A special performance by songstress Jennifer Hudson set an exciting mood the remaining of the show.

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Beyonce CFDA Awards 2016Beyonce won the “Fashion Icon” award and gave an emotional speech “When we were starting out in Destiny’s Child, high-end labels didn’t really want to dress four black, country, curvy girls.” She went on to encourage the industry to remember diversity. “I encourage you to not forget this power that we have or take it lightly. We have the opportunity to contribute to a society where any girl can look at a billboard or a magazine cover and see her own reflection.”

Here are the CFDA Awards 2016 Winners:

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Marc Jacobs

Menswear Designer of the Year: Thom Browne

Accessory Designer of the Year: Mansur Gavriel

Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Brandon Maxwell

Swarovski Award for Menswear: Orley

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design: Paul Andrew

International Award: Gucci’s Alessandro Michele

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Norma Kamali

Founders Award: Donna Karan

Media Award: Business of Fashion 

Fashion Icon: Beyonce

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