The CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Awards was held Monday night in Brooklyn, New York. The event which is like the Oscars of fashion, is held annually to recognize and appreciate the outstanding achievements of American designers.

Being that it’s an award show not just for any industry but for fashion, you know that your favourite designers, models and other fashion enthusiasts will come correct because that’s how stars do if I may borrow Skibii’s slang. There were many great looks but let’s check out our best dressed stars from the 2019 CFDA Awards. 

1. Alek Wek

CFDA Awards 2019 best Dressed
Alek Wek

The south Sudanese-British model and designer wore a  navy blue gown by Rosie Assoulin. The high necked dress was puffed out at the hips, flowing into an enormous skirt. She added a metallic clutch bag and some silver bangles to seal her look.

2. Jennifer Lopez

CFDA Awards 2019 best Dressed
Jennifer Lopez

The triple threat dazzled in a sparkly orange longsleeved crop top and flowing skirt by Ralph Lauren. She paired the ensemble with a red purse and dangling earrings. The ageless beauty was also recognized with the 2019 CFDA Awards Fashion Icon award. 

3. Lily Aldridge
CFDA Awards 2019 best Dressed
Lily Aldridge

The super model kept it absolutely simple and classic in this red silk dress by Brandon Maxwell. The dress had a short cape as it’s only embellishment. She paired it with diamond cuffed earrings.

4. Jhene Aiko

CFDA Awards 2019 best Dressed
Jhene Aiko

The American singer/songwriter showed up to the CFDA Awards in style. She looked absolutely ravishing in a pastel lavender two piece by Pyer Moss. She paired the outfit with silver strap heels and a side swept hairstyle.

5. Cindi Bruna
CFDA Awards 2019 best Dressed
Cindi Bruna

Cindi wore a high necked green sequin mini dress and coordinating gloves by Angelys Balek pairing it with simple court heels and dangly earrings.

6. Ciara
CFDA Awards 2019 best Dressed

Looked every bit the black queen that she is in a sheer Vera Wang design featuring cutout lace detailing and a off-the-shoulder neckline. Ciara finished off her look with combat boots.

7. Ashley Graham
CFDA Awards 2019 best Dressed
Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham looked like she stepped out of a 60s film in a custom Christian Siriano outfir which made her feel like she’s “in a Hitchock film”. The knee-length outfit had an elaborate ruffled bodice, elegant elbow length gloves, and a sleek black fascinator that heightened the drama of the entire look. That’s how you show up at the CFDA Awards! 

8. Gigi Hadid

CFDA Awards 2019 best Dressed
Gigi Hadid

The supermodel stood tall, proud and layered in a monochrome sky blue Off-White ensemble by Virgil Abloh. The look featured a blazer, sash with a fanny pack attached, trousers and a pleated skirt, worn with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Gigi Hadid x Virgil Abloh = high fashion that pushes the envelope… so very CFDA Awards!

9. Laura Harrier

CFDA Awards 2019 best Dressed
Laura Harrier

Laura looked smoking hot and was also the picture of innocence (go figure!) in this red tulle dress with black polka dots from Khaite. She matched the gown with a brown leather belt and black and pointed toe shoes (the jury is not yet out on those shoes).

10. Diane Von Furstenberg

CFDA Awards 2019 best Dressed
Diane Von Furstenberg

The Belgian designer who is the outgoing chairman of the council of fashion designers of America (CFDA) took a bow and passed on the torch to Tom Ford in this sheer floral embroidered design.

Phew! That definitely wasn’t easy but yes these are the ultimate best dressed stars  from the CFDA Awards 2019  and we will be thrilled to know what yours are. Hit us up and let us know!



Continue to see the full list of CFDA Fashion Awards nominees and winners.

Womenswear Designer of the Year: 

Brandon Maxwell – WINNER

Marc Jacobs

Kate and Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte

Rosie Assoulin

Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

Emerging Designer of the Year:

Beth Bugdaycay for Foundrae

Heron Preston

Catherine Holstein for Khaite

Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto for Staud

Emily Adams Bod for Bode – WINNER

Accessory Designer of the Year: 

Jennifer Fisher for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry

Virgil Abloh for Off-White

Tabitha Simmons

Telfar Clemens for Telfar

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row – WINNER

Menswear Designer of the Year: 

Mike Amiri for Amiri

Virgil Abloh for Off-White

Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss

Rick Owens – WINNER

Thom Browne for Thom Browne New York

Fashion Icon Award:

Jennifer Lopez

Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award:

Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award:

Bob Mackie

Founder’s Award:

Carine Roitfeld

Media Award:

Lynn Yaeger, contributing editor and writer at Vogue

Board of Directors’ Tribute Award:


Positive Change Award:

Eileen Fisher


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