The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.
Film director and screenwriter John Waters was the host for the evening. For the thirteenth year in a row, the evening was underwritten by Swarovski.
The evening’s Womenswear Designer of the Year honors went to Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, presented by Lupita Nyong’o.
The award for Menswear Designer of the Year was presented to Maxwell Osborne & Dao-Yi Chow for Public School by James Marsden.
Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen for The Row took home the Accessories Designer of the Year Award, presented by Keri Russell.
Rihanna was presented with the Fashion Icon award by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour who praised the musician for her ability to tell captivating stories through the boldness and beauty of clothes.
Rihanna thanked members of the audience: “the designers, the models, and everyone else who has inspired me.”
“Tonight, we celebrated creativity, experience, and conviction by honoring the diversity and vibrancy of individuals who define the influence of the fashion industry,” said CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg.
The 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards show program and red carpet coverage hosted by Brad Goreski will be webcast on today, June 3rd at 11am, on www.cfda.com.