Tonight is one of the fashion industry’s biggest nights– the CFDA Annual American Fashion Awards. It’s basically like the “Oscar’s of Fashion”. Besides awarding recognition to some of the industry’s most prolific and badass creative forces, the event also brings together some of the most famous celebrities, fashion designers, and style icons. Translation: A cerebral visual orgasm.
In 2011, the council will be giving Lady Gaga the famed Fashion Icon Award, Marc Jacobs will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by close friend and confidant Sophia Coppola, and Vogue’s Creative Director, Grace Coddington will present the Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award to Arthur Elgort– a man that changed the way the fashion industry’s viewed fashion photography. And it will be Kanye West who will present the International Award to Phoebe Philo of Céline— a love connection that was crystallized after his on-stage fashion statement during the Coachella Music Festival this year.
THE BEST PART!?! A black and white portrait series commissioned by the CFDA and muscled by my favorite power duo Inez & Vinoodh featuring a fuck-yeah mix of this year’s nominees and honorees –PS>> Simon Spurr, my crush quota just super spiked.