What Went Down at the CFDA Awards

Author: Marguerite Castaneda
06.07 / Style

The 2018 CFDA Awards took place at the Brooklyn Museum, where all of fashion's elite gathered to honor the best of American fashion design. Hosted by Issa Rae, the annual ceremony brought together Oprah, Kim Kardashian, Donatella Versace, Tracee Ellis Ross, and more. Rae joked in one of her opening lines, “I’m about as fashionable as Kanye is black. Only when it’s convenient.” Then added, "That joke was my choice, just like slavery."

Awards included the Influencer Award, given to none other than Kim Kardashian West. While accepting her award, Kardashian said “It was maybe seven years ago when I had a publicist and she asked, what were my goals, what were my dreams, and I said I just wanted to be on the cover of a fashion magazine. And she said, ‘Let’s get some realistic goals because that will never happen.’ And so, of course, I sent her my Vogue cover when it came out. An autographed copy. So it’s really a trip to me that now I’m here getting an award for fashion when it’s something I always loved. Thank you so much for this, it means a lot.”

Additionally, Naomi Campbell was awarded the Fashion Icon Award, Raf Simons the Womenswear Designer of the Year, James Jebbia the Menswear Designer, and more. See the full list of winners below.

Accessories Designer of the Year: Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen of The Row

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent: Sander Lak of Sies Marjan

Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Diane von Furstenberg

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Narciso Rodriguez

Founders Award: Carolina Herrera

International Award: Donatella Versace

Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard: Edward Enninful

Fashion Icon Award: Naomi Campbell

Influencer Award: Kim Kardashian West

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons of Calvin Klein

Menswear Designer of the Year: James Jebbia of Supreme

Source: Vanity Fair

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