Final evening marked the 2021 Council of Style Designers of America Awards. The ceremony was held at The Pool + The Grill in New York the place Tom Ford, Chairman of the CFDA presided over the occasion, hosted by Emily Blunt.

The evening was hosted by Emily Blunt.

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The night was hosted by Emily Blunt.

“The American trend trade has been referred to as many issues, however one factor we will agree on is that optimism and willpower drive our trade,” Ford mentioned to the well-dressed crowd. “Tonight was a celebration of American Style and the way the trade got here collectively to navigate the pandemic in so some ways. With COVID got here unbelievable creativity, and it compelled us to suppose otherwise greater than ever earlier than – about our manufacturers and what we stand for, about our prospects, our staff and everybody who is part of protecting our companies transferring ahead.”

Probably the most impactful moments of the night was when iconic fashions Beverly Johnson and Carré Otis recounted their private expertise with assault and abuse all through their careers, earlier than giving Sara Ziff, founding father of The Mannequin Alliance, the Optimistic Social Affect Award. For extra standout moments from the evening, see beneath for an entire checklist of winners.

The American Womenswear Designer of the Yr award to Christopher John Rogers.

The American Menswear Designer of the Yr to Emily Bode Aujla of Bode.

Ciara introduced that Telfar Clemens of Telfar was the American Equipment Designer of the Yr, whereas Ho Yeon Jung introduced the American Rising Designer of the Yr to Edvin Thompson of Theophilio.

Paloma Elsesser introduced Demna of Balenciaga with the Worldwide Girls’s Designer of the Yr award and introduced that Grace Wales Bonner of Wales Bonner is that this yr’s Worldwide Males’s Designer of the Yr. Jeremy O. Harris accepted on behalf of Grace Wales Bonner of Wales Bonner.

Zendaya was named Style Icon, introduced by Iman.

Cara Delevingne introduced Anya Taylor-Pleasure with CFDA’s first Face of the Yr award.

Sara Ziff obtained the Optimistic Social Affect Award.

Carolyn Murphy introduced Patagonia with the Environmental Sustainability Award, which was accepted byPatagonia’s District Environmental Coordinator Rebecca Goodstein.

Emily Ratajkowski introduced Nina Garcia with the Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard.

Yeohlee Teng obtained the Board of Administrators’ Tribute, which was introduced by Michael Kors.

The Founder’s Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert was introduced to Aurora James for the 15 % Pledge byAnna Wintour.

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Dapper Dan by Valerie Steele.

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