Wednesday, June 8, 2011

FEATURE | Nº 11.

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Images from the Council of Fashion Designers of America | Vogue UK

Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez took home the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award. While well-deserved, I'll admit I expected Wang to take away the prize. This Culture Map article could not have explained my sentiments more clearly: "Wang could not be more relevant right now: his slouchy, masculine and always chic approach to womenswear seems to cause loyal twentysomethings to snatch up his pieces in droves." He did manage the title as Accessory Designer of the Year.

As far as the crowd's and other nominees' ensembles, I love Chanel Iman's teal gown at the event. Reminds me that I still need color in my wardrobe. Shenae Grimes, meanwhile, is coaxing me to pair some quality high-wasted harems with a corset top. Not that I haven't seen the combination before. But she and I are petite in size and who knew that a pair of pumps would be all needed to elongate our legs in trousers like those?
 
It is almost official summer pa moi. One criminal justice exam to go and then I can feel good about a little retail therapy.
Don't punish me, Therese. I won't purchase black.

Te amo,
Jessie


P.S. Full list of awardees:


International Designer of the Year
Celine creative director Phoebe Philo

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Marc Jacobs

Fashion Icon of the Year
Lady Gaga

Womenswear Designer of the Year
Winner: Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler
Nominees: Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler

Menswear Designer of the Year
Winner: Michael Bastian
The nominees: Michael Bastian, Patrik Ervell and Simon Spurr

Accessory Designer of the Year
Winner: Alexander Wang
The nominees: Reed Krakoff, Alexander Wang and McCollough and Hernandez of Proenza Schouler

Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Winner: Prabal Gurung
The nominees: Joseph Altuzarra, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen and Prabal Gurung

Swarovski Award for Menswear
Winner: Robert Geller
The nominees: Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim and Robert Geller

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Winner Eddie Borgo
The nominees: Alejandro Ingelmo, Eddie Borgo, Jason Wu and Pamela Love

Eugenia Sheppard Award
Winner: Hilary Alexander

Board of Director's Special Tribute Award
Winner: Arthur Elgort




5 Comments so far

  1. Great photos you chose~ I love Chanel Iman's dress too, such a fabulous colour!
    Good luck on your final hunnie :3

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  2. obsessed with the teal dress. thanks for another amazing post love. please swing by to see pics of my latest celebrity trend report and my new favorite wedges. xoxo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  3. Like you I thought it would be Alexander Wang :/
    Anyway, bravo to both :)
    Love Chanel Iman's dress as well.

    <3

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