Who Are The 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards Winners? You'll Recognize These Fashion Legends
Each year, the Council of Fashion Designers of America gathers together to award the best and brightest in the industry for their achievements, both in fashion and outside of fashion. Monday night, all of your favorite fashion people were in New York to celebrate the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards winners, and you'll probably recognize a lot of these names.
There are nine awards given out each year to celebrate the different facets of the fashion industry, including womenswear designer of the year, menswear designer of the year, a fashion icon award, as well as honorary awards that are given out from the board of directors.
They announce several of the winners before the event, but they keep some of them secret until the night of, because, let's face it, every awards show needs some suspense and intrigue.
This year's event was very star studded, as super models and oscar winning actors, like Bella Hadid, Heidi Klum and Nicole Kidman, hit the red carpet to celebrate their designer friends. The 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards board of directors made a point to recognize Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, singer Janelle Monae, and iconic feminist Gloria Steinem for their work to advance women's rights around the world. The remainder of the awards were specific to fashion, however.
Here are the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards Winners:
Womenswear Designer Of The Year: Raf Simons For Calvin Klein
This award is so well deserved.
Menswear Designer Of The Year: Raf Simons For Calvin Klein
This is the year of Raf Simons.
Accessories Designer Of The Year: Stuart Vevers For Coach
Coach had some of the cutest accessories of the year.
Swarovski Award For Emerging Talent: Laura Kim & Fernando Garcia
Monse is definitely on the path to becoming a household name.
International Award: Demna Gvasalia For Balenciaga & Vetements
A scarf fit for a CFDA winner.
Jeoffery Bean Lifetime Achievement Award: Rick Owens
Such a well-deserved award.
Swarovski Award For Positive Change: Kenneth Cole
Founder's Award: Pat McGrath
She's the baddest MUA in the game.
Fashion Icon Award: Franca Sozzani
What a wonderful way to honor the fashion icon.
Board Of Director's Tribute: Gloria Steinem, Janelle Monae, & Cecile Richards
Snaps to all of these inspiring, intelligent, and gorgeous women.