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The CFDA Awards

This week saw the annual CFDA Awards take place in New York’s Lincoln Centre. The Jules B Stylefile has covered award ceremonies such as The Golden Globes and the BAFTAs, as well as events from the Cannes Film Festival and The Met Ball, so needless to say our Head Office has been alive with conversation about who won what and more importantly who wore what. The Council of Fashion Designers of America is a longstanding panel of American based designers who all strive to promote the art of fashion on a global scale and support the growth of the American fashion industry. The organisation was founded by Eleanor Lambert in 1962, after she had pioneered American fashion globally through international trade shows and government-funded fashion shows. Miss Lambert sat on the CFDA council as an honorary member until her death in 2003, receiving the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award in 1988 and the Industry Tribute Award in 1993.

The award ceremony was attended by a host of designers, models and editors making it a truly star-studded event. One of the many highlights of the evening was Hillary Clinton presenting Oscar de la Renta, “a great American designer and a great friend”, with The Founders Award, given in memory of Eleanor Lambert to “honour an individual who has made a unique contribution to the world of fashion. I really can’t think of anyone more deserving than Oscar.” You can read the full transcript of Mrs Clinton’s touching speech online at nymag.com/thecut now. Other award winners of the night included Vera Wang, who collected her Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from Ralph Lauren and Riccardo Tisci who scooped The International Award presented by Oscar-nominee Jessica Chastain.

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