Fashion’s biggest night is back, this year hosted by Anne Hathaway and attended by Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams and Vanessa Hudgens.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards took place at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on Monday. The event honoured some of the biggest names in the fashion industry, including retired tennis player Serena Williams, who received the Fashion Icon award which recognized her “lifelong passion for design.” This prestigious event, often called the “Oscars of Fashion,” celebrates the industry’s top talents and serves as a runway for some of the most influential figures in the entertainment and fashion worlds.
The evening’s host, Anne Hathaway, opened the festivities in a flowery double-denim outfit from Ralph Lauren’s spring/summer 2024 collection paired with a stacked Bulgari diamond necklace. Later, she changed things up with a transparent lace Rodarte dress that had rosettes all over and black floral embroidery. Tung and Hamlin also wore nude outfits for the event; the “Summer I Turned Pretty” actress wore a crystal-encrusted Balmain minidress, and the former wore a baby-blue, nipple-baring gown by Alaïa.
Others opted for timeless all-black ensembles paired with whimsical accents and flashes of texture. Williams graced the red carpet in a bespoke sequin gown by Thom Browne, accentuated with enormous dramatic sleeves and a lengthy train, before accepting the CFDA fashion icon award. Kardashian drew attention with her open-back Chrome Hearts halter dress and her striking Barbie-foot shoes. However, upcoming brides Lori Harvey and Vanessa Hudgens both radiated Old Hollywood glitz. Harvey dazzled in a fur ensemble with a high split from Luar, while Hudgens chose a Vera Wang ball gown and matching leather opera gloves.
Below, we’ve curated a list of our top 10 favourite looks that captured the essence of the night. From donning the latest creations straight off the runway to championing emerging designers, these style mavens left an indelible mark on the fashion landscape, ensuring that the CFDA Awards were not only a celebration of achievement but also a runway of inspiration.
Madelyn Cline shimmered on the red carpet in a mesmerising Oscar de la Renta gown. The two-tone silver and gold dress caught the light, creating a captivating and luminous effect as she struck poses for the cameras.
Kim Kardashian took a bold step back in time, channelling ’90s vibes with her textured black Chrome Hearts dress. This figure-hugging ensemble accentuated all her curves flawlessly. To top off her retro-inspired look, she rocked an updo hairstyle.
Anne Hathaway embraced the power of a Canadian tuxedo for her red carpet-appearance. She showcased a billowing denim skirt by Ralph Lauren paired with a captivating denim corset top from the same house. Her daring fashion choices made her stand out as the night’s host.
Karlie Kloss exuded timeless elegance in her sleek black Thom Browne dress. The long-sleeved ensemble, complemented by a matching black handbag and shoes, added a touch of sophistication to her overall appearance.
Emily Ratajkowski turned heads in her sweet and flirty Tory Burch minidress. The structured silhouette skimmed her thighs, teasing a glimpse of her envy-inducing long legs. As cameras flashed, she completed her look with a touch of elegance, sporting a Brilliant Earth tennis bracelet.
Vanessa Hudgens brought the drama in a stunning black Vera Wang gown. The ballgown-style dress featured a fitted bodice and a voluminous skirt that made a bold statement. She added an extra touch of glamour with long gloves and platform heels.