On June 6, 2011, the best designers in the fashion biz gathered at Lincoln Center for the 2011 Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards. Swarovski was the underwriter for the event, and has been for the past ten years (incredible!).
As said on CFDA.com, the annual event recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts, with awards being given for design excellence in womenswear, menswear and accessories as well as extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision and lifetime achievement. This year’s nominees included Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, Phillip Lim, Jason Wu, and many impressive others.
Tracy Reese attended the Awards with friend and Gossip Girl star, Tika Sumpter. Both ladies looked elegant and sophisticated in black Tracy Reese dresses, both of which were appropriate for this important evening. Whose dress do you like best?
Gaga was presented with the Fashion Icon Award, and accepted it in an ever-so-dramatic black dress with a huge black train and high heelless shoes. Gaga’s outfit was definitely the most talked about of the night-and still is.