2010 CFDA Fashion Awards Presented In New York
They joined VIPs such as Aerin Lauder, Alexa Chung, Alexis Bledel, Alina Cho, Alison Pill, Anna Wintour, Anthony Mackie, Bernadette Peters, Brooke Shields, Caroline Kennedy, Daisy Lowe, Dakota Fanning, David Bowie, Devon Aoki, Ed Westwick, Emilie de Ravin, Fabiola Beracasa, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hayden Christensen, Iris Apfel, Isabella Rossellini, Jessica Biel, Kate Mara, Liya Kebede, Maggie Grace, Matthew Modine, Mario Testino, Michelle Trachtenberg, Molly Sims, Nadja Swarovski, Paz de la Huerta, Rachel Weisz, Rachel Zoe, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vanessa Traina, Whitney Port, and Zachary Quinto. Models included Carmen Kass, Doutzen Kroes, Dree Hemingway, Irina Lazareanu, Hilary Rhoda, Heidi Mount, Hana Soukupova, Jamie Bochert, Jessica Stam, Joan Smalls, Ling Tan, Lara Stone, Natasa Vojnovic, Sara Ziff, Stella Tennant and Sasha Pivovarova. Many guests arrived in the Jaguar XJ Sedan, which also was featured in the Accessory Designer of the Year Award film.
As guests entered Alice Tully Hall, they were greeted by an assemblage of 45 models staged across the grand outdoor staircase in front of the atrium, with each model wearing a design by the three nominees for the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award.
"The diversity and originality of American fashion is demonstrated by those honored with CFDA Fashion Awards," said CFDA Executive Director Steven Kolb. "The collective work of this celebrated group reflects the depth of accomplishment and enduring influence of American fashion."
"Swarovski is once again honored to have been a part of such an incredible evening," said Nadja Swarovski, vice president of international communications, Swarovski. "We send our most sincere congratulations to all the honorees and winners. In keeping with Swarovski's commitment to foster fashion's brightest emerging stars, we are especially looking forward to working with this year's Swarovski Award winners."
With the announcement of the 2010 Swarovski Award nominees in March, Swarovski approached each designer with an opportunity to create the ultimate Swarovski piece to celebrate the category for which they were nominated. The designers went to work, utilizing Swarovski's crystals, trims, and beads to evolve their ideas for what is now part of an exclusive compilation entitled: The CFDA Swarovski Award Collection. The collection will be sold with proceeds benefitting the CFDA's educational initiatives. As each designer turned their sketch into a reality, Swarovski and film directors Josh Melnick and Xander Charity documented the process by creating a short film, BRILLIANT, which debuted during last night's ceremony.