The 21 Most Memorable CFDA Awards Outfits From Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, And Other Fashion Elite

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Compared to the Oscars or the MET Gala, the Council of Fashion Designers of America's annual CFDA Awards presentation has received less media coverage in the past, but it has slowly found its way into the mainstream because of memorable red carpet outfits from the biggest names in fashion and entertainment. With nominees like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, and stylish presenters Kim Kardashian and Taraji P. Henson on deck, the 2015 CFDAs is shaping up to be another night of truly daring — and sometimes even divisive — fashion moments.

Much like its red carpet big sisters, the CFDA Awards is a night when celebrities and trendsetters make a statement with their ensembles, while also honoring the fashion designers' hard work, creativity, and influence. Rihanna's see-through crystal dress from last year is a stunning example of how the right outfit on the right person makes a powerful impact, which the CFDAs has shown time and time again. In honor of the stylish soiree, here are 21 of of the most memorable CFDA Awards outfits of all time.

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