NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian was honored at Monday’s Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards for her shapewear line and used the dignity to name for designers to be inclusive for all physique shapes.
Kardashian was awarded the first-ever Innovation Award introduced by Amazon Fashion for her shapewear model SKIMS.
Co-Founder and CEO Jens Grede and Founding Partner and Chief Product Officer Emma Grede additionally joined Kardashian to obtain the inaugural award.
The trend business’s equal of the Oscars was held in individual Monday evening and hosted by actress Natasha Lyonne and designers and CFDA members Joseph Altuzarra, Gabriela Hearst, Aurora James, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough.
The night commemorated the historical past of American trend and 60 years of the style group.
“We have put a strong emphasis since our launch on continuing to shape the industry to embrace size equality and diversity as a fixture and not just a trend and I see so many of you are doing just that,” Kardashian mentioned to the starry viewers that included her sisters Khloe and Kendall and her mother, Kris Jenner.
Martha Stewart introduced the award to Kardashian, who needed to make a fast announcement when a telephone rang proper earlier than she began talking. “Mom, turn your phone off,” Kardashian mentioned to Jenner to laughter from the viewers.
The Kardashians had been absolutely represented on the present, with Jenner, Khloe Kardashian and Kendall and Kylie Jenner watching as their sister accepted her honor.
This 12 months, Law Roach was honored with a brand new award recognizing stylists for his or her work.
“Once upon a time, there was a queen born on the south side of Chicago. A queen who was a fear force for good and for beauty and she changed the landscape of fashion just by being her,” Kerry Washington retold the story of Roach’s adolescence.
He shared with the viewers that he was watching the CFDA Awards in 2016 from behind the scenes as Zendaya’s stylist.
“I watched from the kitchen as the waiters served your food and I just said to myself, ‘One day I’m going to be on that stage.’ I am an example that anything and everything is possible,” Roach mentioned.
Bradley Cooper, Trevor Noah, and Christina Ricci had been amongst different presenters on an evening when quite a lot of designers took dwelling trophies and Lenny Kravitz obtained the CFDA’s Fashion Icon Award.
“(Kravitz is) effortless, cool, eclectic, fearless,” Cooper mentioned whereas introducing Kravitz. “Whatever it is, he’s got it. And when it comes to fashion, there’s no one cooler. There is no other musician alive today who wears leather and leopard-like Lenny.”
“My mother’s closet was my own personal boutique. I put on scarfs, belts, platform boots, boas emulating my heroes from the Jackson Five, Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, David Bowie and Miles Davis,” Kravitz mentioned, recounting his youth rising up within the late 60s and 70s.
Last 12 months, Zendaya was the youngest individual to win the Icon award. Previous recipients have included Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, and Jennifer Lopez.
Cher additionally made a shock look to current an honor to stylist Patti Wilson. “Fashion is to be fun and feared and Patti Wilson is fearless,” Cher mentioned.
The equipment design award went to Raul Lopez and the award for American rising designer went to Elena Velez.
In the American designer classes, Catherine Holstein received the womenswear prize for KHAITE and Emily Adams Bode Aujla took the prize for menswear designer.
The Board of Trustee’s Award was awarded to Virgil Abloh to honor the late designer’s contribution to international trend. The award was obtained by his spouse, Shannon Abloh, who mentioned “what he was able to accomplish in his short 41 years will live on to inspire all of us for decades to come.”