The 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards Winners

JOSEPH ALTUZARRA NAMED WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

RIHANNA NAMED FASHION ICON OF THE YEAR

AWARDS SHOW TO BE WEBCAST ON CFDA.COM ON TUESDAY, JUNE 3RD AT 11AM

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Last night, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Film director and screenwriter John Waters was the host for the evening. For the thirteenth year in a row, the evening was generously underwritten by Swarovski. Highlights of the evening included a live tribute featuring sixteen models of color in Diane von Furstenberg dresses paying homage to Founder’s Award honoree Bethann Hardison for advocating diversity on the runways and Michael Kors leading the In Memoriam segment in which he honored the passing of Annabel Tollman, L’Wren Scott, and Art Ortenberg over the past year.

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Award Presentation with hos John Waters

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards – Award Presentation with hos John Waters

Nominees, honorees, and winners were determined by the CFDA Awards Guild which is comprised of CFDA members, leading fashion journalists, stylists, and top retail executives. Ernst & Young, LLP was the official accounting firm of the Awards.

Tonight, we celebrated creativity, experience, and conviction by honoring the diversity and vibrancy of individuals who define the influence of the fashion industry,” said CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg.

ACCESSORIES WINNERS - THE ROWMARY - KATE OLSEN & ASHLEY OLSEN WITH PRESENTER KERI RUSSELL(Center)

ACCESSORIES WINNERS – THE ROWMARY – KATE OLSEN & ASHLEY OLSEN WITH PRESENTER KERI RUSSELL(Center)

Dao-Yi Chow, James Marsden, Maxwell Osborne

Dao-Yi Chow, James Marsden, Maxwell Osborne

Lupita Nyongo, Joseph Altuzarra

Lupita Nyongo, Joseph Altuzarra

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 by actor James Marsden. Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen for The Row took home the Accessories Designer of the Year Award, presented by actress Keri Russell.

Sebastian Stan, Christopher Peters, Nadja Swarovski, Shane Gabier, Greta Gerwig, Tim Coppens, Irene Neuwirth

Sebastian Stan, Christopher Peters, Nadja Swarovski, Shane Gabier, Greta Gerwig, Tim Coppens, Irene Neuwirth

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 to Irene Neuwirth. Recipients in each category will receive generous financial support from the company as well as exposure to the company’s vast and innovative crystal products and applications for fashion.

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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. Rihanna thanked members of the audience: “the designers, the models, and everyone else who has inspired me.

The CFDA believes in designers at every stage of their career.  Last night we recognized a broad range of talent and influence from student scholarship winners and emerging talent to industry icons,” added CFDA CEO Steven Kolb.

It’s been an honor to partner with the CFDA in celebrating the very best in American fashion for thirteen incredible years, and the creativity of the award winners never fails to amaze.  We are especially pleased to support the industry’s next generation through the Swarovski Awards. It’s a privilege to help these dazzling young talents evolve and realize their visions as they take the next steps in their careers,” said Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board.

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Tom Ford by Richard Buckley for his consistent, creative influence on fashion.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE TOM FORD

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE TOM FORD

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HSN Debuted New Collections From David Meister, Dee Hilfiger, Hal Rubenstein, Joy Gryson And R.J. Graziano at the HSN Fall Fashion Suite at the Empire Hotel during New York Fashion Week

NEW STYLES INCLUDES COLLECTIONS FROM HSN VETERANS GIULIANA RANCIC, IRIS APFEL, JUNE AMBROSE, AND TWIGGY WERE ALSO PART OF THE FALL PRESS PREVIEW

HSN LAUNCHED JEANS SHOP WITH THE DEBUT OF JAMES JEANS AND NYDJ AND HSN DENIM FAVORITES DIANE GILMAN, DKNY JEANS AND YUMMIE BY HEATHER THOMSON.

Images by Phillip Johnson/ www.fashionpluslifestyle.wordpress.com

Entertainment and lifestyle retailer HSN launched new collections from David David Meister dresses; DEESIGNS by Dee Hilfiger; Hal Rubenstein‘s new lifestyle collection; an exclusive handbag collection from Joy Gryson (OH by Joy Gryson); and a new handbag line from jewelry guru R.J. Graziano at the Empire Hotel during New York 2014 Spring/Summer Fashion Week in early September.

Our Fall Fashion series is all about easy ways to elevate your look,” says Anne Martin-Vachon, Chief Merchandising Officer HSN-Logofor HSN. “By introducing lines from notables like Hal Rubenstein and David Meister, as well as expanding collections from leading HSN designers like Dee Hilfiger and R.J. Graziano, we are making high level fashion accessible for the every day.”

Red carpet guru David Meister launched his first HSN exclusive collection on September 26. This included an assortment of day, evening and cocktail dresses inspired by his signature looks and best sellers from his archives. Long recognized as one of the most well-respected figures in fashion, he understands how to masterfully present the feminine form in a way that flatters curves and embodies glamour. The consumer friendly collection ranges from $149.90 to $259.90 with elevated fabrics in warm colors.

Following her first handbag launch with HSN, fashion model and high-end handbag designer Dee Hilfiger announced–was on hand, with her husband, Tommy, at the HSN Fall Fashion Suite for– the launch of her expanded lifestyle collection for HSN on September 25. DEESIGNS by Dee Hilfiger was created with a busy, modern woman in mind. During the design process, Dee created coordinating footwear, handbag and outerwear pieces, presenting the DEESIGNS buyer with a one-stop shop for “head-to-toe shopping.” Dee has combined affordable luxury with thoughtful styles to create a lifestyle collection that embodies polished, effortless dressing. Prices range from $79 to $239.

DEESIGNS by Dee Hilfiger

Mrs. Hilfiger patterned this collection based on, first and foremost, what she felt women needs to get through the day. This meant, for her, beautifully-designed slip-on loafers and handbags that are designed to carry everything a woman will need from the moment she gets up (to get the kids off to school) to the moment she goes to bed (after making sure her kids are safely asleep). This is a beautifully thought out, seasonless, well-priced collection that will hold any woman in good stead she navigates her life.

Hal Rubenstein talking about the his new Hal Rubenstein (Lifestyle)  Collection

Hal Rubenstein talking about the his new Hal Rubenstein (Lifestyle) Collection

Esteemed fashion editor, director and stylist for over 25 years, Hal Rubenstein launches his first ever collection with HSN on September 27. Ranging from $39.90 to $299.90, the Hal Rubenstein Collection includes a range of accessories, body conscious separates, suede footwear, and tailored outerwear. The pieces are designed in harmony so a woman can open her closet and instead of saying, “What am I going to wear?” she will ask herself, “What do I get to wear?” Pulling from Hal’s industry experience, his designs are not driven by the trendy whims of fashion, but instead reflect a woman’s own personal style and what flatters her unique shape.

Speaking at the press preview at the Empire Hotel, Mr. Rubenstein spoke of advocating for clothes that works for the average American woman. “Style is about you, not the celebrities you see on the television or in magazines,” he remarked to reporters on the scene. “My collection is about ALL women. These are clothes that [should] make you proud of yourself and who you are. Every woman is unique, every body shape is unique. At InStyle, we celebrate all women and their real selves, as do this collection.” Continue reading