2018 CFDA Fashion Awards, Part 1

You’d think a fashion awards show would be peak red carpet, featuring better and more daring lewks than your average awards show. 

GIGI HADID
jumpsuit by Versace, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Gigi is extremely hit-or-miss for me when it comes to her red carpet excursions, and this Olympic bobsled uniform is definitely not for everyone. But it’s bold, bright, and weird, which is more than I can say for 95% of the CFDA Awards attendees. Keep surprising me, Gigi.

AMBER HEARD
tuxedo by Michael Kors

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Sleek, stylish, and sexy. The slicked-back hair, mod eyeliner, and silver watch really tie the look together.

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
gown by Carolina Herrera

Photo: Matt Baron/Shutterstock

I’m not sold on that shade of lipstick, but everything else about this is, in classic Tracee fashion, adorable and fun.

JOURDAN DUNN
dress by Michael Kors

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

It’s very simple, but I can’t get over how great her hair and makeup are. And I would gladly wear this dress every day, which is not something I usually say about Michael Kors looks.

DIANNA AGRON
dress by Monse

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

A few too many stars opted for slightly nonsensical asymmetric dresses, but Dianna was smart enough to pair her blush ensemble with those gorgeous crimson accessories. Honestly, I probably would have hated this dress without them.

LAIS RIBEIRO
dress and shoes by Cushnie et Ochs

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Fantastic color, cool neckline, good accessories.

JULIA GARNER
dress and shoes by Sies Marjan

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

The perm is a lot to handle, but I love the ombre, the shoes, and the Elvisian snarl.

WINNIE HARLOW
gown by Tommy Hilfiger

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Winnie never looks less than glam as fuck in a pretty dress, and this is no exception. But to me, a fashion industry event is where stars – especially models – can really let their hair down and take some sartorial risks. I just we’d seen a little more of that risktaking from Winnie (and pretty much everyone else).

SARAH PAULSON
dress by Brock Collection, jewelry by Irene Neuwirth, purse by Tyler Ellis, shoes by Chloe Gosselin

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

See? Even one of our queens of weird fashion (did you see her at the Ocean’s 8 premiere?) went for something mostly run-of-the-mill. I guess the bauble jewelry is funky, and juxtaposes nicely with the sweet, summery floral, but I’m still pretty underwhelmed.

KARLIE KLOSS
gown by Jason Wu

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

It’s pretty and effortless, but effort isn’t always a bad thing. I’ve just seen Karlie in a few too many monochromatic dresses with a little draped or pleated detail, so I can’t get too excited about this.

LAURA HARRIER
jacket, pants, and shoes by Sies Marjan 

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

I think with any other shoe, I could have gotten on board with this linen pajama suit situation. But those clunky yellow things strapped to her feet really distract me from the easy-breezy, wind-in-your-pants vibe of the rest of the look.

NINA DOBREV
gown by Zac Posen

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

It’s a little “my first Tony Awards,” from the cut to the color to the high-low hemline to the Zac Posen label. (And yes, I recognize that the Tony Awards also happened; and yes, I will be blogging them. After I finish the world’s stupidest CFDAs.)

WHOOPI GOLDBERG
suit by Christian Siriano

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Fuck it. It’s bright, it’s fun, and nobody else was willing to take a fucking risk. I’ll applaud it.

NAOMI CAMPBELL
dress by Calvin Klein

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Finally, a definitive answer to the question of, is there such a thing as too much fringe?

ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO
dress by Tommy Hilfiger, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/WWD/Shutterstock

Great bathrobe, Alessandra!

CLAIRE DANES
gown by Narciso Rodriguez

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Claire gets a pass, because she is pregnant and wearing heels and thus gets to do whatever she damn well pleases.

ELSA HOSK

Photo: Matt Baron/Shutterstock

You all know I love me some lady-pants, but this suit just isn’t interesting enough for me. Also, keep an eye on those purses that look like deflated balloons. They are all over the red carpet right now.

JOSEPHINE SKRIVER
dress by Zuhair Murad, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz, shoes by Sarah Flint

Photo: Matt Baron/Shutterstock

The styling doesn’t make any sense to me. The shoes and bag are terrific, for a different outfit. The hair and makeup don’t work with the aesthetic at all.

LINEISY MONTERO
dress and shoes by Sies Marjan

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Oh, goody, the straightjacket trend is here! What a totally reasonable and not at all logistically confusing way to dress.

CANDICE HUFFINE
jumpsuit by Gabriela Hearst, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz

Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFA/Shutterstock

She’s stunning, and her necklace is incredible, but the proportions of this jumpsuit wouldn’t work on anybody.

LILI REINHART
gown by Brock Collection, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Snooze.

MADDIE ZIEGLER
jewelry by Tiffany & Co.

Photo: Matt Baron/Shutterstock

Are Maddie Ziegler and Paris Jackson actually the same person, or do all Gen Z-ers look the same to me because I’m old?

CHANEL IMAN
gown by Nicole Miller

Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFA/Shutterstock

oh no baby what is you doing

KEHLANI

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

The marigold saloon-wench nightie is bad enough. Did she really have to add almost-but-not-quite matching shoes, and an inexplicable zebra-print purse?

KAIA GERBER
top, shorts, and tights by Alexander Wang

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

This is very, very dumb.

KIM KARDASHIAN
top and skirt by Rick Owens

Photo: Matt Baron/Shutterstock

I give up.


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