Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Pharrell and Valentino win big at the CFDA Awards
This year's Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards winners include Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen of The Row, Pharrell Williams, Tom Ford and Valentino.
Established to recognise excellent talents of the industry, the annual CFDA Awards by Council of Fashion Designers of America is one of the most acclaimed award presentations in the realm of fashion.
While many hyped about the list of A-list presenters including Kim Kardashian West, Amanda Seyfried and Joshua Jackson, the spotlight still shone on the many talented designers from all over the globe during the ceremony.
Some of the biggest winners included Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen of The Row who bagged the Womenswear Designer of the Year award, Tom Ford for Menswear Designer of the Year and Pharrell Williams for the Fashion Icon Award.
Instagram was also awarded The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard for its contributions to the industry. For the International Award, Valentino's Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli were the deserving winners for their vision for the Italian brand.
Below is the full list of this year's CFDA Award winners and honorees:
- Womenswear Designer of the Year
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row
- Menswear Designer of the Year
- Accessories Designer of the Year
- Swarovski Award for Womenswear
- Swarovski Award for Menswear
Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air
- Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel
- Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
- The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard
- The Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert
Millard “Mickey” Drexler, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of J.Crew Group, Inc.
- International Award
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino
- Fashion Icon Award
(Source and Photos: CFDA)