Top Moments: CFDA Fashion Awards Hosted by Anne Hathaway

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) celebrated the winners and honorees of the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards presented by Amazon Fashion.

CFDA Chairman Thom Browne welcomed honorees, nominees, and guests with opening remarks. Nominees, honorees, and winners were determined by the CFDA Awards Guild which is comprised of CFDA members, leading fashion journalists, stylists, and top retail executives.

Serena Williams, Kim Kardashian

Anne Hathaway served as the evening’s host. The Academy Award-winning actress also presented the American Womenswear Designer of the Year award with Narciso Rodriguez to Catherine Holstein of KHAITE, while J Balvin and Greg Lauren presented the American Menswear Designer of the Year award to Willy Chavarria.

Ayo Edebiri and Prabal Gurung announced Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen of The Row as the American Accessory Designer of the Year, while Charles Melton and Zac Posen presented the Shop with Google American Emerging Designer of the Year award to Rachel Scott of Diotima.

Serena Williams was named Fashion Icon, presented by Kim Kardashian.

Demi Moore, introduced by the President of Amazon Fashion, Muge Erdirik Dogan, gave the Innovation Award presented by Amazon Fashion to goop. Founder and CEO Gwyneth Paltrow accepted the award.

Naomi Watts

Vanessa Hudgens presented the Board of Directors’ Tribute to Vera Wang for her impact on bridal.

Naomi Watts presented Alina Cho with the Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard.

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Maria Cornejo by Laura Linney.

The Founder’s Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert was presented to Domenico De Sole by Tom Ford.

Rosario Dawson presented Mara Hoffman with the Environmental Sustainability Award.

Greta Lee gave the International Award to Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson and LOEWE.

Highlights included a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Hip-hop featuring a film by Hype Williams, made possible by New Era. Mary J. Blige introduced the film, starring Missy Elliott, LL Cool J, June Ambrose, Biz Markie, and Salt-N-Pepa, with music by Pharrell.

Vanessa Hudgens

The evening also paid tribute to 50 years of the Battle of VersaillesStephen BurrowsBethann Hardison, and Pat Cleveland remembered the event that forever changed the course of American fashion.

The CFDA Fashion Awards presented by Amazon Fashion took place on Monday, November 6th at the American Museum of Natural History.

Transportation for the CFDA Fashion Awards presented by Amazon Fashion was provided by Genesis.

Armand de Brignac provided champagne for the evening.


American Womenswear Designer of the YearJoseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, Christopher John RogersCatherine Holstein for Khaite, Raul Lopez for LUAR, Tory Burch

American Menswear Designer of the YearMike Amiri for AMIRI, Willy ChavarriaColm Dillane for KidSuper, Teddy von Ranson for TEDDY VONRANSONThom Browne for Thom Browne New York

American Accessory Designer of the YearAna KhouriBrandon BlackwoodStuart Vevers for Coach, Raul Lopez for LUAR, Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Tom Ford, Anne Hathaway

Shop with Google American Emerging Designer of the Year: Bach Mai, Connor McKnightRachel Scott for Diotima, Tanner Richie and Fletcher Kasell for Tanner Fletcher, and Carly Mark for Puppets And Puppets.

VIP Guests: Alton MasonAmelia Gray HamlinAndrew BoltonAnna Wintour, Ariana DeBose,  Ashley GrahamAurora JamesAyesha CurryCamila MendesChase StokesChloe SevignyChristian Siriano, Coco Rocha, Cynthia RowleyDennis BassoDiane von Furstenberg, Dove Cameron, Emily Ratajkowski, Emma ChamberlainEva Chen, Hari Nef, J Balvin, Jane KrakowskiJasmin Larian HekmatJason WuJenna LyonsJordyn WoodsJoseph AltuzarraJune AmbroseKim Petras, La La Anthony, Lakeith StanfieldLaQuan Smith, Lil Yachty, Lily AldridgeLola Tung, Lori Harvey,  Madelyn ClineMartha StewartMolly Ringwald, Muge Erdirik Dogan, Nicky RothschildNina GarciaPaloma ElsesserQuinta Brunson, Saweetie, Stacey Bendet EisnerStephanie HortonTeyana TaylorThom BrowneTommy DorfmanWes GordonWinnie Harlow

Photo credits:

Darian DiCianno (Winners), Angela Pham (Ceremony, Arrivals), Matteo Prandoni,  Joe Schildhorn/,

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