Actor Anthony Mackie told us at the 2010 CFDA Awards last night that the presentation really is the Oscars of fashion. And as Fashionista.com reported, he made his point. The night included skits, celebrity presenters, heartfelt speeches, and of course, jaw dropping ball gowns.
But it all included an array of embellished ensembles, crazy patterns, too-tight minidresses, and wildly intricate shoes. And who would have thought otherwise? After all, they were honoring the very best in fashion design and it was definitely a night to take a risk with your wardrobe or simply look stunning.
Celebrities, models, socialites, editors, and designers did both.
In return for such a stylish event, we've come up with our very own style awards to honor the best (and worst) dressed for the night. Here are some of the outfits that literally took our breath away–for better or for worse.
Mama, I'm Blind!
I don't think I'll be able to see for the next five days after glaring at these atrociously bright and over-the-top outfits. Sorry ladies, but you look like cream puffs on a wedding cake.
Best Dressed Designer
No, the above mentioned are not on the list!
Here's what everyone in the fashion world knows about designers. Just because they know how to dress others, doesn't mean they know how to dress themselves. We've seen it happen to the likes of John Galliano and Betsey Johnson who try to create theatrics through their threads. And we saw it at CFDA Awards on Nicole Miller, an overall elegant designer who decided she wanted to dress likes a chick from the 80s for the night.
And while we loved the looks on Donna Karan, Vera Wang, Tamara Mellon, and of course, the lovely signature DVF style of Diane von Furstenberg, we were especially pleased with one sophisticated and sultry young siren who trades in over-the-top for trendy in her designer pieces. Looks like her ladylike look follows suit.
Best Designer Arm Candy
During major fashion events, there isn't a fashionista who isn't privvy to seeing a major designer with a model or actress on his arm looking exquisite in one of his or her latest designs. While there were many at this event, including the ever-so-lovely Gwyneth Paltrow on the arm of Michael Kors, here are our three favorite pairings.
Tsk! Tsk! We expected much better from these two!
While we don't often include men in our celebrity fashion posts, these dudes definitely deserve the recognition for being completely and utterly uber-chic! (Not to mention gorgeous…)
Shiny metallics seemed to be a running theme among celebs and designers throughout the night.
The Big Names
Last but not least, we can't forget the most well-known stars of the evening…the ones who win points in our book for just showing up and looking sleek (well, most of the time!) These stars are apt to make a statement wherever they go but nowhere is this more certain than the 2010 CFDA Awards (the Oscars of fashion!)
SJP once again gave a sweet and stylish homage to late designer Alexander McQueen.
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