CFDA Awards 2014: the winners.
Fulfilling its mission of being to strengthen the influence and success of American Fashion Designers, the Council of Fashion Designers of America paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards.
The evening’s Womenswear Designer of the Year honors went to Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, presented by Lupita Nyong’o. The award for Menswear Designer of the Year was presented to Maxwell Osborne & Dao-Yi Chow for Public School byJames Marsden. Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen for The Rowtook home the Accessories Designer of the Year Award, presented by Keri Russell.
Rihanna was presented with the Fashion Icon award by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour who praised the musician for her ability to tell captivating stories through the boldness and beauty of clothes.
Greta Gerwig and Sebastian Stan presented the three Swarovski Awards, which honor and recognize emerging talent. The Swarovski Award for Womenswear was given to Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind. The Swarovski Award for Menswear was presented to Tim Coppens.The Swarovski Award for Accessory Design went toIrene Neuwirth.
The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Tom Ford by Richard Buckley for his consistent, creative influence on fashion.
The Founder’s Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert was presented to Bethann Hardison by Naomi Campbell for Hardison’s efforts to
promote racial diversity in the fashion industry.
The Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard which is given for excellence in journalism, originally created in honor of Eugenia Sheppard, was presented to Paul Cavaco by Allure editor in chief Linda Wells.
Raf Simons of Christian Dior was recognized with this year’s International Award, presented by Marion Cotillard andDior chief executive officer Sidney Toledano.
Diane von Furstenberg presented the Board of Directors’ Tribute to Ruth Finley, in recognition of her 65 years as founder and publisher of Fashion Calendar.