CFDA Awards 2012

The Council of Fashion Designers of America awarded many deserving and talented designers last night including Mary-Kate and Ashley as womenswear designers of the year with their brand The Row, Tommy Hilfiger with a life time achievement award with over 30 years of success, Swarovski awards for menswear to Phillip Lim and the same for womenswear to Joseph Altuzarra, just to name a few. 

The biggest surprise of the evening being Johnny Depp having received (not literally since he did not attend the event) fashion icon of the year. Surprising because he is the first male to be awarded this title, although enthused because he IS a great example of someone who is in tap with a true sense of himself and authentically dresses for no one but him while being, in his own way, fashionable. Congratulations Johnny for winning both the hearts of women everywhere and now the Fashion Council of America <3

This year at the CFDA Awards the fashion sense was classic, simple with great colour tones and a lot of focus on exceptional accessories. Also to be seen among many of the ladies were front slits in their lengthy dresses exposing some sultry leg. Here are our top picks of the evening, the rest being able to view at style.com!

Award winners Mary-Kate and Ashley with Tommy Hilfiger
Arizona Muse in Diane Von Furstenberg
Love the simplicity and also detailing of the dress with the knee high boots,
 a different taste from the usual pumps. 
Billy Reid, awarded menswear designer of the year
Elettra Wiedemann and Rachel Roy in Rachel's designs 
Model Erin Heatherton
Francisco Costa pairing his tailored suit with another popular trending shoe, loafers!  
Heather Graham in Nicole Miller
Hilary Rhoda in Rebecca Minkoff
Jessica Pare in Jason Wu
Joan Smalls with Michael Kors
Julianne Hough in Kaufman Franco
Kate Bosworth in Alruzarra's design
Mary-Kate and Ashley with Lauren Hutton in the famous duo's design
Suno designers Max Osterweis (left) and Erin Beatty (right)
with their design (centre) on Liu Wen

Really adore the floral print and cut on Erin's dress!
Mandy Moore (yes it really is) in Lela Rose
Our exact words, "Oh hello"
to this debonair picture of Matt Bomer in Calvin Klein 
Rachel Zoe in head to toe sequins with Rodger Berman
Selita Ebanks in BCBG Max Azria 
Sofia Bush in David meister Signature
Swarovski award winners Phillip Lim (menswear) and Joseph Altuzarra (womenswear)
Lifetime achievement award recipient Tommy Hilfiger with wife Dee 
Tory Burch in her own design 
Stunning Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung with the designer