Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fashionable fete

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held their annual awards ceremony last Monday night. In case you missed coverage of the fabulous festivities, check out my post for Green Cotton. It's a big night for American designers ("the Oscars of fashion"), and while I love and root for all the showcased artistes, from Marc Jacobs to Anna Sui, a few chic, summery dresses on these celeb attendees caught my eye...

Coco Rocha and Blake Lively both rocked strikingly different frocks by Michael Kors. Lively called hers, from the fall 2009 collection, "hi-liter pink."

Kirsten Dunst looked sweet in a grey stunner by big winner of the night, Rodarte. And she managed to work head-to-toe monochrome without looking like a robotic drone. Kudos, Kikki!

Ashley Olsen proved that twins are imbued with special powers when she pulled off this orange vintage gown-- without looking like the Great Pumpkin. I think the color looks great with her skin tone, and, hey, orange is supposedly the new red. I don't know what her other half was wearing, or doing, that night. Perhaps off sulking somewhere, envying her sis's obvious awesomeness. Olsen Twin Powers, Activate!

Diane Kruger, muse to Karl Lagerfeld, usually chooses Chanel. But for this all-American event, she couldn't have picked a more perfect dress. The ingenue wowed in It designer Jason Wu. So maybe red is the new red. Or something.

See Green Cotton and the CFDA's official site for more coverage and a complete list of winners. And let me know which attendee's looks you love most!

*Photos from WWD and WhoWhatWear


The Clothes Horse said...

You definitely picked some of the best to feature. I love the bird print on Coco especially--I hope copies hit stores!

PoetryInMotion said...

Great choices! I want Blake Lively's dress - for real. And I love your Wonder Twins joke :) What can I say...I'm a nerd!

Diary of a Young Designer said...

Lovely pics, Blake's dress was beautiful love that Barbie pink. I'm not very fond of how Ashley looks, the dress kind of makes her look a tad too old and kinda wide, IMO. ^-^


WendyB said...

I like Ashley's vintage look.