Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Red Carpet - CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Red Carpet Roundup
The CFDA Awards 2014

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held their annual awards evening in New York last night, with a studded lineup of designers, models and celebrities in attendance. This is the roundup of last nights most prominent looks, minus the scandalous gown worn by Rihanna, which is still giving me hives. Please click on each image for a larger view.

Cut It Out 
Jessica Stam looked polished in a white peplum suit with keyhole cut neckline by Guilietta. Joan Smalls had all eyes on her sultry midnight hue chiffon cut-out gown by Prabal Gurung. Keri Russell donned a black and white plunge-neck gown by Rosie Assoulin which features a mint draped scarf around the bodice. Jennifer Hudson was elegantly dressed in a black one-shouldered Kaufman Franco gown.

After Dark
Olivia Palermo brought her unique sense of style to the event in an Ann Taylor ensemble with fringed skirt and feathered Aquazurra heels. Olivia Wilde also went fringed, in a one-shouldered gown by Decades Vintage. The Olsen twins matched up in roomy black looks from their own label, The Row. Chanel Iman was exquisitely fitted in a long-sleeved beaded Monique Lhuillier gown.

Flaired Affair
Bridget Moynahan wears a radiant orchid strapless sweetheart neck satin ballgown by Lela Rose. Emmy Rossum's olive green dress with black beaded tulle neckline and layered pleated skirt is by J.Mendel. Heidi Klum was swept away in an apricot halter neck kaftan dress by Donna Karan. Beth Behrs was brightly decked in a Kelly green cropped top and full high-low skirt by Alice + Olivia.

Short on Formalities
Zoey Deutch looked chic in this teal and black floral painted Rebecca Minkoff fit-and-flair dress. Kate Foley was patterned in a blue and white high-neck Suno midi dress with Louboutin heels. Blake Lively showed off her pins in a pink and sage green sequined scallop-hemmed mini dress by Michael Kors, along with pink suede Casadei pumps. Anna Chlumsky wore an ice blue floral skirt & white printed cropped top by Cynthia Rowley.

Model Behaviour
Coco Rocha's dramatic black and white off the shoulder gown with sequined mermaid skirt is by Christian Siriano. Dree Hemingway was safari chic in a paneled animal print Diane von Furstenburg dress. Karlie Kloss had on a white pageanty Band of Outsiders gown with inappropriate footwear. Liya Kebede kept her outfit simple and more suitable for the office, wearing a white shirt and printed pencil skirt by Wes Gordon.

Wearing the Pants
Lupita Nyong'o was geometrically printed in a cropped top and shorts suit by Suno, along with red Sophia Webster shoes. Anja Rubik displayed class in a timeless black Stella McCartney jumpsuit. Anne V went urban luxe in a sporty top and grayscale shorts by Jonathan Simkhai. Jenna Lyons was modishly put-together in a blue tuxedo blazer, white crew-neck tee, floral printed pants and an orange satin clutch. 

Metallic Moments
Model Karen Elson glimmered in a gold wide-neck Michael Kors midi dress. Rachel Zoe was glamed up in a custom-made one-sleeved gown from her own label. Solange shimmered with beauty in this molten silver Calvin Klein gown with hot pink lip. Brie Larson donned a black and gold star-specked Diane von Furstenburg dress. Naomi Campbell made a glittering appearance in a charcoal sequin dipped DvF dress.


Summer Romance
Marion Cotillard's embroidered lace Christian Dior dress placed all focus on exaggerated peplum design. Jaime King presented a sheer white Calvin Klein gown with tier fringed skirt. Bee Shaffer was dressed by Dolce & Gabbana in a coin & floral print mini dress. Miroslava Duma was prettily poised in a soft peach Delpozo empire-line dress with embellished bodice. Sophia Bush played to the ladylike tune of this cream lace Marchesa frock.

Catching Fire
Busy Philipps picked out a cherry red ruffled high-neck gown by Honor, accessorizing with a bold white Irene Neuwirth necklace. Hilary Rhoda looked resplendent in this coral lace J.Mendel gown with structured low-V bodice and paneled mermaid skirt. Alessandra Ambrosio was radiantly dressed in a fitted strapless poppy red Nonoo gown. Greta Gerwig made a graceful entrance in a crimson long-sleeved Zac Posen creation with cropped top, draped floor-grazing belt and a trailing skirt. 

My worst dressed of the event is Rihanna in that distasteful sheer dress and my favourite looks were worn by Joan Smalls and Hilary Rhoda.

Who was Your Best and Worst Dressed at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards?

122 comments:

Nicky mywishstyle said...

a lot of fantastic looks!

ciao

Meagan Morrison said...

Gorgeous roundup Sam as always! My favorite is definitely the cut-out trend - it feels so fresh and modern!

Meag xx
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Chiara T. said...

Lupita looked great!
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Pooja Mittal said...

Totally loved Joan's look
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The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Love Solange's look!

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Sissi N said...

Jennifer Hudson is my personal winner. Just pure elegance! I don´t know who Jessica Stam is but I like her outfit- but I do not think this is the right outfit for the occasion though. Thank you for sharing these beautiful outfits with us!!! www.beauty4free2u.com

Debra Lynn Mejia said...

So many beautiful looks. I like Chanel Iman in the Monique Lhuillier gown. I also like Jessica Stam in the white suit by peplum. I favor sleek silhouettes. I'm not too sure that the blue and white midi dress by Suno is very flattering to Kate Foley.

Beauty Unearthly said...

These are such pretty dresses! Great review sweetheart! xx

Jackie Harrison said...

The catching fire really caught my eye.
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Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

I think all the women in "cut it out set" were very well dressed for this awards. I also liked very much the one called wearing the pants ( it is cool, fresh air...) Kisses, Sam:)

awhite said...

Everyone looked gorgeous! I literally gasped when I saw Joan Smalls, though. Stunning!

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Corinne said...

Oh wow, everyone looks so unique!

Corinne x
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LOLA FINN said...

Great great great! I love Short of Formalities!! :D

Patricia González Fernández said...

i am soooooooooooooooooooo in love with blake =)

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Rebecca said...

Coca Rocha looked amazing! That is one classy dress and hat! I was terrified of Rhianna's dress too :)

Rebecca
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Caro * said...

Chanel Iman is wonderful and I love Sofia Bush's dess.
How are you dear Sam ? :)

Daniella said...

The stylish came out in force for the CFDA awards! These ladies are looking amazing, I'm really intrigued by the cut it out section and like always Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are looking super chic! :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

mademoisellemode said...

Jessica.S et Heidi.K et Chanel.I are just amazing <3

Kisses
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Alexandra Zakharova said...

oh, today my personal choice is gowns from your Flaired Affair list, especially Emmy Rossum's olive green dress, it's simply amazing:) Such a burst of color, it's life as it is:)))
Thank You for sharing such a darling post, Sam!
Wish you a blessed day ahead and take care:)

Shannon Jenkins said...

Ok I think this is your best round up yet! So fabulous! Joan smalls!! I'm dying over that dress!!

<3 Shannon
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Laura said...

rihanna was definitely the worst, and i think emmy rossum's outfit is my favourite! which is a bit strange as i don't actually like green all that much.. :-) x

Anett B said...

Heidi Klum and Hilary Rhoda are the best this week for me! :)

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stylishvue said...

Joan Smalls looks great!
Laura. xx

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Denise Sabs said...

Wow, as usual, great selection! For me, without doubt, Keri Russell, Brie Larson, Chanel Iman and Emmy Rossum. I don't know why, I know Heidi Klum is a super top uber model, but for me, her dresses never shake me. This one is elegant, but I like a bit "edgier", if the word exists! denisesplanet.com

Kim Alston said...

Sam, I wholeheartedly agree. Rihanna was so classless and distasteful. More like vulgar. I know she wants attention but that is NOT the way to go. I was very disappointed in her. I loved Joan Smalls, Jessica Stam and Greta Gerwig. Great post!
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Helena Resende said...

Olivia Wilde always looks so elegant! :)

Lauren Michelle Major said...

*Sigh* I just love Joan Smalls' dress! So pretty. And, while I really, really hated Rihanna's dress, I wasn't surprised. It's not the first time she's worn something so on display.

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Jess said...

Gorgeous outfits! Loving what Jessica Stam was wearing! =)

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xoxo,
Jess

Con estilo al cubo said...

Woww! Amazing recopilation... All of them are amazing... Gorgeous women, love most of these outfits!

Thanks for sharing honey!

xx

Josie said...

God I hated Rihanna's dress! Only Kate Moss could pull off a dress that sheer. At least everyone else looked fab, I think Anne V's choice was really brave x

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JANICE G said...

thanks for sharing :) :)

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Ramona said...

Jenna Lyons is my never ending love affair. I love her style no matter what. I truly haven't seen doing something bad.
I absolutely agree with Josie Rihanna looked so sad. Seriously. So sad! That is last drop of her attention seeking.

xoxo Ra

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Olivia said...

Loved Joan Small's interestingly cut out dress:) It has so much drama! And I think that Rihanna's dress would have been every pretty if it wasn't so see through! But since it was, I think that it kind of crossed the line? Definitely caused fashion controversy!
xo Olivia

Sonia De Macedo said...

Bahahaha I'm glad you left it out and I'm so glad I'm not the only one who wasn't a fan. Sure it was covered in like a billion crystals but still something about it just didn't gel on me sadly. Loving your coverage because I didn't really pay much attention to the fashions so thanks. And I just can't go past Blake's gold dress. That girl always gets it right.

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Milka said...

Hi Sam, great post. Love Liya Kebede's simple look and Summer Romance (without miss Duma) looks nice.

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

It's the first time I had a chance to see the outfits - thank you for the round-up, Sam! x

Zaha said...

I agree. Hilary looks gorgeous! Now THAT is a dress!

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Antee Gurung said...

i love all the looks..prabal gurung is my fav amongst these though!!
you have such a great eye coming up with these incredible post every time
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Alice in vintageland said...

I love your collages and the name you gave to each category, these are really beautiful outfits!

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Mingaile Tarpy said...

Most of the dresses are absolutely stunning! I love Naomi Campbells dress, but only on her. A dress like that would be a disaster on me! :) Rihanna was very brave to wear what she was wearing during the event, not sure it's cool to show so much nudity though.
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Carolina ogliaro said...

The after dark was my favourite ever, all so beautiful and glamorous!
Love also Blake, Lupita and Liya!
My worst was Kate Foley, it seems that she has no shapes :(
Xxx princess

Carolina

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Raúl Trujillo said...

Joan!, Coco!, Hilary!, Is that I have liked more this time.

I love your post!

^.^

Manuela Muratore said...

Joan Smalls my favourite, love hes dress
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Patricia G. said...

Love sisters Olson, they are so cool!!! And the lovely DelPozo dress of Miroslava!
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Elle Sees said...

i always wait for your round ups! love your collages

Veronica Vannini said...

Great selection and amazing dresses!!!
Kiss!
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Margaret Dallospedale said...

So awesome selection sweetie
Kisses
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Busola Coutts said...

Hahah, it was another interesting Red Carpet event with Rihanna being herself. I just think Coco Rocha is a darling and her style is one to reckon with. She looks gorgeous.

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Paola Lauretano said...

Beautiful women in amazing dresses.... my fav Alessandra Ambrosio in red, she is so classy!!!!!
Kisses honey!!

Maddie said...

Alessandra Ambrosio looked so stunning in that red dress! She definitely has a killer body! So gorgeous!

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Lisa said...

omgosh love!!! bridget moynahan looks AMAZING in that orchid colored dress. and i love that glimmering gold dress that karen elson is wearing that cut on that dress is so unique and original.

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Beautetude said...

I love Summer Romance very pretty looks.
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LEN K said...

If only I could wear like this/
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Sophie S said...

so inspiring like always. xo

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Mira Devils said...

Joan Smalls looks amazing but there are so many beautiful looks here. Whenever I see Solange I have to think that she beat up Jay Z. I wish they would tell us why she did it. Omg Rihanna (did she wear a slip at least?) I think she's fabulous and I love her music. She doesn't have to go almost nude. She's get all the attention she wants even when she is dressed :D

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Cristina Fdez said...

Bellísimas y elegantes todas :)

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Anatxu valle said...

Unos looks espectaculares, un saludo
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Northern Style Exposure said...

Love the pant looks!

Sofia said...

Marion Cotillard is absolutely cute !

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Style and Paper said...

Great selection!! They all look stunning!!

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Moscow blogger by Marina Maximova said...

I love red and orange
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I totally agree with you on Rihanna being the worst dressed. Her dress was almost vulgar considering the event. Hilary Rhoda was one of my favorites as well along with Marion Cotillard.

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Garazi Ibarrolaza said...

amazing looks!

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Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Gorgeous images as always Sam.
Well my fav has to be Chanel Iman and those that I didn't "take a fancy too" were:
Lupita and Jenna Lyons ;-)
Thank you as always for your lovely comments over at mine xx

Deepali said...

Amazing post as always, as for a fave I would have to say Sophia Bush hands down! She has been looking absolutely incredible lately!

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Audrey Allure said...

Great round up! I had so many faves.

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beauty visions said...

Hilary Rhoda looked stunning and I loved Blake Lively's sixties inspired look. I don't get why the Olsen twins always wear these tent-like black gowns and Rihanna in her sheer dress was horrendous! xx

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Oriana Campanella said...

In my opinion the best dressed was Liya Kebede (so simple in her outfit, but so stylish) and the worst Kate Foley. I'm curious to see Rihanna...
Kisses
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Darcy said...

I love all the cut outs lately in clothing pieces!!
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Svetlana said...

Amazing looks!
I think it's so nice of you that you always show us those super dressed women :)

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Jointy&Croissanty said...

In my opinion Joan Smalls and Jennifer Hudson were the best dressed, also Zoey Deutch's dress was gorgeous!As always great review!
kisses:)

Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean said...

Joan Smalls dress is the best, so pretty. *__*
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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Totally agree with you, Rihanna was the worst dressed, she shocked me a bit lol! I dont know why she chose that look, but maybe, in good or bad, she obtained all the lights on her! Btw, I think my favs are all the ladies in black, strangely also the Olsen twins (Im not a huge fan of them) and also Alessandra Ambrosio. How beautiful is still Naomi Campbell! Kisses dear! xo

Magda Carvalho said...

love the dress sophia :)

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Anouka said...

Short on formalities is my favourite look!

Tanya said...

Hi darling Sam. I'm pretty excited what I'm going to see on your post. The cutting out of Jessica Stam is just super classy and eyes catching for a fresh summer look. The Summer romance are my favorites. I'm not into the carpet today:). If there is a real angle on earth then you are also one of the kindness an angle on the planet:). Hugs!

Have a day of joy Sam:).

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andysparkles said...

Olivia Palermo looks so fantastic!

Indy said...

I think my favorite is Emmy Rossum's! The color is just so unique, and though I may not choose that exact style for myself, I think it stands out and looks gorgeous on her.

And, oh my word, clicked the link for Rihanna's look and YIKES! Did she just have to strategically hold that furry shawl over her lady bits all night?!

Michelle LL said...

Rihanna's dress suits her bold IDGAF attitude, admire her for being true to herself. Loving the 20's vibe on her look reminds me of The movie Great gatsby. Her dress would me more appropriate if there's a flesh coloured lining that stopped it being see through. Still love her and a big fan of her music. I love Coco Rocha's dress too!! :) Have a nice day Sam!!

Toks said...

Can't choose just one. Joan Smalls, Olivia Palermo, Heidi Klum and Greta Gerwig all look super elegant. Worst? Too many to mention all the names hahaha.
xoxoxo

Stephanie Louise said...

How can anyone pick a favorite? Their all so perfect! A few do really stand out though :)

Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

Oh my Hillary Rhoda looks fab! I love that row of dresses the best!

xo Mary Jo

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gorgeous looks <3 i love their makeup and clothes

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Manuela Muratore said...

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Linda B said...

My word, Joan Smalls cut out dress is STUNNING! Love the deep navy color too...

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Sorana Nistor said...

omg, i am speechless , i love all of these looks !!!
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Antonella c'est moi said...

great selection :) have a nice day!!!

Edyta said...

Thank you for not including Rihanna. That's all that I will say.

Emmy Rossum was my absolute fave :)

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Denisa said...

So many amazing outfits. Have a nice day.
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Shes Dressing Up said...

Everyone looks amazing! I love Lupita Nyong'o's geo print suit!

Rosa Mari Moraza said...

How beautiful dress! My favorite Olivia Palermo. Always stylish!
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Carolina ogliaro said...

Loads of kisses honey <3

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Silvia Negretti said...

Great selection, as usual!
My fav is Blake, she look gorgeous! Even if my fav dress is Mira's one! ;D
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S
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Pip Addis said...

Hi Sam,

Great round up! Jennifer Hudson wins for me. She looked amazing and Lupita just went in such a wrong direction for me unfortunately when she always looks so perfect! Love the Suno outfit, but not for the event. Hope you have a good end of the week dear!
xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

Imogen said...

The Flaired Affair and Summer Romance sections are my favourite.

The Beautiful Essence said...

Nice selection!
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June said...

I loved Joan Smalls too! Definitely my favorite! And Rihanna was disgusting. I dont know how they could honor her as a fashion icon when her choices are mostly tacky and trashy
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Gail J said...

I love cut-out gimmick in this season :)

cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

Joan Smalls and Blake Lively looked incredible!

xx

Larissa said...

Wow, so many beautiful dresses! I do not yet know what to think about the cut out trend... somehoe its cool but somehow still strange to me. I love the trousers though! I think it looks so cool when women are wearing trousers in a really elegant way on a red carpet :)
Have a pleasant day dear Sam!

Samantha Mariko said...

You can never go wrong with black - After Dark has my favorites in it! have a great weekend! <3
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Alexis Grace of North On Harper said...

Joan Smalls, Chanel Iman and the Catching Fire collection---- yes , yes, yes to all of these! And agreed, Rhianna's look was just silly.

Seepz said...

I loved Olivia Wilde's look and everyone in Model Behavior! Rihanna's outfit gave me the jitters too! :)

Have a great day.

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Sarah-M. said...

Great Looks! Love the one by Coco Rocha best!
xx
Sarah

Dascha Boonstra said...

Amazing! Love it <3

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Kacie Cone said...

My worst is probably Marion Cotillard's , that dress is just not cute! And I love Naomi Campbell!

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Abaya and Heels said...

Woww!! I love Alessandra Ambrosio's outfit <3

Jacqueline O. said...

i love blake lively's look. although she could probably make a paper bag look chic!
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Katie Frank said...

Olsen sisters are best :)
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Kashaya said...

Great post. I really enjoyed it.=) Happy weekend doll.

Julie Chagas said...

Blake was gorgeous!
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Monic dzej said...

AS Always im in love with Olsen sisters look, but jenna lyons looks really good as well;) They my favourites;)

Nee said...

hey sweety! hope you're doing good! it's been a while since i commented on here...
i absolutely love the CFDA looks! everybody looked so beautiful:)
love the "cut it out", "flaired affair" and "summer romance" section! can't decide for one particular look, they all look good:)

thanks a lot for putting them all together!
lots of love xx

Alessandra Carlomagno said...

OMG I'm totally in love with these dresses!
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FASHION TALES said...

I thought Jennifer Hudson, Coco Rocha, Chanel Iman, and Joan Smalls were my favourites. I could pass on that Rihanna dress!
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Lori Afia said...

Always so inspirational. Can't decide who wore it the best. All are dressing very well.
Happy weekend doll!

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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

there are so many different and beautiful dresses here, and I like most of them alot, but the one that stands out the most for me, is the one that Chanel Iman is wearing... it fits like a glove... stunning!

Hélène Heath said...

This is one my favorite red carpets of the year, it's so full of great fashion from people who actually know what they're doing! Which makes it so hard to choose a favorite. I loved Joan Smalls too, the Olsens, Lupita, Lupita, Karlie, Anja and Liya. And many more...

xx Hélène
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Nerline Germain said...

These women look so fit, and I love the gowns.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I knew you'd have the skinny on the CFDA red carpet. I see mostly hits and not misses here. Joan Smalls looks wonderful. No Rihanna? :)

Tany said...

Really loved Jessica Stam's white suit; I also refuse to comment on Rihanna's "attire"... I don't usually pick a worst dressed but I'm making an exception in this case.
Tany et La Mode

Miu said...

My favourites are Chanel Iman, Coco Rocha and Alessandra Ambrosio.
Do you think it means anything that all three are models? ;)