Sartorial superstars Zendaya to Anya Taylor-Joy, winners from CFDA Fashion Awards 2021 and the red carpet!

Making red carpets a fashionable affair after a long hiatus, CFDA, also knowns as the Council of Fashion Designers of America resumed to in-person award gala gathering the crème de la crème of film and fashion fraternity. Hosted by Emily Blunt, this year’s award ceremony brought back the glitz and glam that was missing from last year’s digital soiree.

While some honorees like Fashion Icon Zendaya, Face of the Year Anya Taylor-Joy, were declared way ahead of the gala, the pivotal ones like designers of the year and others were saved for the event. Scroll down to see the winners from this star-studded soiree.


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American Womenswear Designer of the Year: Christopher John Rogers for Christopher John Rogers.

American Menswear Designer of the Year: Emily Adams Bode for Bode.

American Accessories Designer of the Year: Telfar Clemens for Telfar.

American Emerging Designer of the Year: Edvin Thompson for Theophilio.

International Women's Designer of the Year: Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga.

International Men's Designer of the Year: Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner.

Fashion Icon: Zendaya.

Face of the Year: Anya Taylor-Joy.

Positive Social Influence Award: Model Alliance.

Founder's Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert: Aurora James for the 15 Percent Pledge.

Environmental Sustainability Award: Patagonia.

Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard: Nina Garcia.

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Dapper Dan.

Board of Directors' Tribute: Yeohlee Teng.

Heartiest congratulations to all the winners!

With a grand gala paving our way, the looks ought to be grander than the soiree itself. And safe to say, our fashion icons didn’t disappoint. While some took the golden lady home, others won the red carpet affair. Check out some notable looks from the soiree:



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Always in vogue, Zendaya looked STUNNING in a crimson silk faille 2-piece ensemble comprised of a narrow skirt with an asymmetric hand draped bubble waist and bandeau bra from Vera Wang. A delicate necklace and bracelets added to the bling affair of her look. With radiant glam and edgy corn braids, she rounded off her look.


Be it any soiree, Anya is never the one to disappoint with her sartorial statements. For the gala, the actress opted for a custom violet moiré peplum jacket over a bustier cocktail dress from Oscar de la Renta. The animal-print gloves and hat added a pop of print to her monotone attire. Keeping the Barbie element intact was the fishnet and a detailed glam with bold lips and romantic curls.


Hostess for the night, Emily graced the soiree in a popping orange suit from Christopher John Rogers. Taking the shirtless blazer route, she accessorized her feisty neckline with a layered necklace


Cara opted for a feisty velvet blazer that gave us a peek at her toned torso and teamed with a velvet skirt. She accessorized her all-black look with layered gold chains and hoops. On the glam front, the diva opted for shimmery eyes, a nude pout and a neatly tied back bun.


Emily made a rather casual-chic appearance in Miu Miu for the gala. Tad underdressed for the soiree? What are your thoughts?



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Squid Game fame HoYeon opted for an edgy Louis Vuitton number. She styled her locks in a sleek bun and opted for bold red lips to go with this look.



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Fashion designer and the Chairman of CFDA looked suave suited up in a velvet blazer from his own namesake label.

Star-studded affair indeed!

(Source- Fashionista, Picture credits: Instagram@CDFA)