The Oscars of fashion, presented via Instagram.
1. Fashion loves Hillary
The undisputed star of the CFDA awards. The former Secretary of State was presenting an achievement award to her friend Oscar de la Renta, but won over the audience with a pitch for her own TV series (“we can call it Project Pantsuit”) and the story of how she first met de la Renta in 1993 at the White House: “He looked me up and down and said, ‘That’s one of my dresses.’ I said, ‘Really?'” Cue massive cheer when de la Renta declared his hopes for Hillary 2016.
2. Proenza Schouler score women’s designer of the year
Even though the duo have won the award twice before, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez were up against heavyweights like Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang in their category. So they were adorably, genuinely flabbergasted when they nabbed women’s designer of the year. No surprise they were spotted backstage taking selfies with their award. We would, too.
3. Get to know the dapper boys from Public School
It’s not a well-known label across the pond, but Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow of Public School will be headed for great things. In the past, the CFDA emerging talent award has gone to Phillip Lim and John Varvatos, so consider it a barometer of the times. So really, who can blame Osborne for going onstage to receive the award and declaring, “Holy shit!”
4. But leave some room in your hearts for Suno
Last year’s winner, Joseph Altuzarra, has gone on to dress people like Lana Del Rey and Angelina Jolie (as well as launch his own capsule collection for J.Crew), so expect Suno to make a big splash here very soon. If you need a quick gauge of Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis’ talents, just check out the stunning custom dress they made for Hailee Steinfeld, who helped present the awards.
5. Douglas Booth is really, really hot
Why yes, we have suddenly become very interested in a film depiction of our most hated GCSE English set text. When does Romeo and Juliet come out again?
Words: Zing Tsjeng (Follow Zing on Twitter @misszing)