Marc. Jacobs. Now Marc is a very busy man. He designs his eponymous luxe label in New York as well as Marc by Marc Jacobs and then travels to Paris where he designs for Louis Vuitton. Both his own line and the LV lines are famous for their extravagance, both in the clothes and in the ways they are presented (just a few months ago, he showed Marc Jacobs on a maze-like set cut out of paper and LV closed Paris with a real life train rolling into the station.)
So it was a great surprise to find that the winner this year was not Marc. It was (dumb roll please...) The Olsen Twins! I personally, think this is amazing. Their work for The Row is consistently fantastic. The aesthetic is simple but the design includes the highest quality. Even a simple white t-shirt (which, was the inspiration for starting the brand, designing the perfect t) is pure luxury. So much thought goes into the fabrics and the fit and what flatters women.
Other big award for the night was the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award which was given to Tommy Hilfiger and the International Award, given to Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons. Johnny Depp was also given the Fashion Icon Award.
Here are some pics of winners from the evening as well as some guests I found to be extra fashionable.
|Ashley Olsen, Tommy Hilfiger and Mary Kate Olsen|
|Menswear Designer of the Year winner Billy Reid|
|Accessory Designer of the Year winner Reed Krakoff|
|Swarovski Award winners, Phillip Lim for Menswear and Joseph Altuzarra for Womenswear|
|Karen Elson with Swarovski Award winner for Accessory Design, Tabitha Simmons|
|Media Award winners Garance Doré and Scott Schuman (of The Sartorialist)|
|CFDA President, Diane von Furstenberg with Steven Kolb|
|Carine Roitfeld and Alexander Wang|
|Doutzen Kroes in Sophie Theallet|
|Jason Wu with Jessica Stam in his design|
|Mandy Moore in Lela Rose|
|Padma Lakshmi in Naeem Khan with the designer|
|Rachel Zoe and Roger Bergman|
(images via Style.com)