NEW YORK — Designer Raf Simons of Calvin Klein scored a singular double win during fashion’s glittery awards rite on Monday, winning both womenswear and menswear honours during a annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards.
The ceremony, hosted by Seth Meyers, had an romantic focussed this year, reaching outward a attention to honour feminist idol Gloria Steinem, Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, and thespian Janelle Monae for their impasse in a Women’s Mar on Washington in January. The 3 were presented with a Board of Director’s Special Tribute by engineer Diane von Furstenberg, who pronounced they had “epitomized and crystallized” a march.
Simons, before of Dior, has done a outrageous dash in American conform given nearing during Calvin Klein during a commencement of a year. The Belgian engineer presented his entrance collection for Calvin Klein in February, to soap-box reviews. That uncover was not but amicable commentary. It non-stop and closed, pointedly, with a David Bowie song, “This is not America.”
“If we as creatives can be an impulse for how a universe should look,” Simons pronounced in his debate Monday night, “I consider that it’s something we should take as a really critical task.” Actress Nicole Kidman presented him with a womenswear award.
Other luminary presenters enclosed actresses Kerry Washington and Mandy Moore, and thespian Jon Bon Jovi.
Richards, vocalization after Steinem, warranted cheers from a throng when she said, “health caring isn’t a privilege, it’s a elemental tellurian right.”
“The conform attention has prolonged distinguished corporeal liberty and giveaway countenance and a right of each chairman to live their life on their possess terms,” she said. “In this moment, during a time when these beliefs are being threatened like never before, we are rising adult to quarrel back.”
And in a curtsy to a intensely select throng of designers and celebrities, Richards thanked a CFDA for “proving that looking good and doing good go palm in hand.”
Monae, recalling a impetus in Washington, pronounced she was “reminded of all of those faces that we saw … young, old, gay, straight. we saw opposite eremite backgrounds, it didn’t matter since they were together as tellurian beings, and that’s a one thing that left with me.”
Monae sealed by seeking a throng to “speak out opposite a sexism, a racism, a homophobia, a Islamophobia, and all those things that are constantly perplexing to order us.”
In other awards, a Swarovski endowment for rising talent went to Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia of a Monse label. They also are a designers of Oscar de la Renta. Accessory engineer of a year went to Stuart Vevers of Coach.
Kenneth Cole won an initial Swarovski endowment for certain change, and a conform idol endowment — that in a past has left to names like Rihanna and Beyonce — was given posthumously to Franca Sozzani, a former editor in arch of Italian Vogue, who died in December. Vogue editor Anna Wintour choked behind tears as she presented a award, that was supposed by Sozzani’s son, Francesco Carrozzini.
Designer Rick Owens won a lifetime feat award, and makeup artist Pat McGrath won a founder’s award.