Here’s who wore what to one of fashion’s biggest nights.
The who’s who of the fashion industry gathered in New York City tonight to celebrate the 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards. The fund was established in 2003 to “help emerging American design talent find continued success in the business of fashion,” the CFDA writes on its website. The prestigious award has previously been won by Kerby-Jean Raymond of Pyer Moss, Laura and Kristopher Brock of Brock Collection and Alexander Wang.
This year’s winner is Christopher John Rogers, who received USD$400,000 and a year-long mentorship from one of the CFDA’s members. In his acceptance speech, Rogers said, “I am so grateful to my parents for giving up so much that allowed me to be here, to my team who, through all the full time jobs and all the leaving early, allow us to make this collection, and thank you to the judges for seeing something in me.”
The runners-up were Danielle Hirsch (the first ever bridalwear designer to be included in the running) and Reese Cooper who were awarded USD$150,000 each as well as a year of mentorship.
As with previous years, there was no shortage of glamorous attendees on site to bring the drama to the red carpet. Ashley Graham showed off her growing baby bump in one of Roger’s designs (The Good Place actress and activist Jameela Jamil also wore one of his designs), whilst Bella Hadid opted for a sleek Alexander Wang catsuit and sister Gigi went muted in a Dion Lee maxi dress. Fellow Victoria’s Secret models Candice Swanepoel and Jasmine Tookes both opted for white on the night with Swanepoel in Jason Wu and Tookes in Lebanese brand Azzi & Osta.
See the best of the red carpet arrivals below: