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 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
What do you think about this years award winners?