All the Dazzling Red Carpet Looks From the CFDA Awards

American designers always have one event circled on the calendar in thick red pen: the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, which honours the fashion industry’s top talent. This year’s red carpet was filled to the brim with well-dressed celebrities like Zendaya, Ciara, host Emily Blunt, and Anya Taylor-Joy, who came with their fashion A-game to support the nominees. Ashley Olsen was not just a guest but a nominee as well—The Row was a contender for the top accessory designer award but ultimately lost to Telfar. 

“The 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards mark the much-anticipated in-person return to our biggest fundraiser for CFDA’s scholarship programmes,” CFDA CEO Steven Kolb said in a statement. “We’re also incredibly pleased to see several talented names among the nominees for the first time. American fashion is experiencing a renewed energy, and these designers play a significant role in the future trajectory of our industry.”

Keep reading to see the night’s top winners and the best red carpet looks.

American Womenswear Designer of the Year: Christopher John Rogers for Christopher John Rogers

American Menswear Designer of the Year: Emily Adams Bode for Bode

American Accessories Designer of the Year: Telfar Clemens for Telfar

American Emerging Designer of the Year: Edvin Thompson for Theophilio

Fashion Icon: Zendaya

Face of the Year: Anya Taylor-Joy

WHO: Zendaya. WEAR: Vera Wang top and skirt; Bulgari necklace, bracelet, rings, and earrings

WHO: Emily Blunt. WEAR: Christopher John Rogers suit; Bulgari necklace, earrings, and rings

WHO: Anya Taylor-Joy. WEAR: Oscar de la Renta outfit; Tiffany & Co. jewellery; Gigi Burris hat; Stuart Weitzman pumps; Wolford Individual 10 Back Seam Tights (£38)

WHO: Aubrey Plaza. WEAR: Thom Browne outfit; Ananya ring; Grace Lee earrings and ring

WHO: Iman

WHO: Emily Ratajkowski. WEAR: Miu Miu 

WHO: Ciara. WEAR: Tom Ford dress; David Yurman bracelet; Le Vian earrings

WHO: Anna Wintour

WHO: Ashley Olsen. WEAR: The Row dress

WHO: Kid Cudi. WEAR: ERL, a nominee for American Emerging Designer of the Year 

WHO: HoYeon Jung. WEAR: Louis Vuitton

WHO: Paloma Elsesser. WEAR: Peter Do

WHO: Drew Barrymore. WEAR: Christian Siriano dress; Lorraine Schwartz earrings and ring

WHO: Hari Nef. WEAR: Coach coat, dress, and bag; KatKim ring; Eéra ring

WHO: Carly Cushnie

WHO: Precious Lee

WHO: Zazie Beetz

WHO: Cara Delevingne

WHO: Aurora James

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