Red Carpet Fashion: 2011 CFDA Awards (Part 1)

I have to start off by congratulating my favorite men in fashion, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, for winning Womenswear Designer of the Year. Plus, I am so extremely happy for Prabal Gurung for winning the Swarovski Award for Womenswear. He’s really made a name for himself in the last few years and I’m so excited to see what he does next. Click here to see the full list of nominees and winners.

With any awards event comes a red carpet (I actually think it was purple at this specific one but let’s not be too picky here) and with any major red carpet event comes my fashion commentary. See who was wearing who last night at the 2011 CFDA Awards.

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Whitney Port in Pamella Roland

It’s not a WOW dress but Whitney does look pretty here. Minimal accessories with a pretty standard one shoulder white gown. My main concern is her hair color. Is it yellow? At least it’s adding some color to this outfit.

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Shenae Grimes in Rebecca Taylor

Wayyyy too many dark elements hair. Between the hair, pants and the shoes, this outfit is CRAVING some color…or at least a metallic accessory. And besides that, it just looks like she tucked lingerie into harem pants. Which brings me to my next point…why is she at the CFDA Awards?

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Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein

Short gold dress with nude shoes…standard. However, for being so standard I really do love the liquid effect of the dress. Why is no one embracing color for this major fashion event?

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Miranda Kerr in Michael Kors

Finally, something a little interesting. I actually love the dress…only a model could pull off cut-out sides. I appreciate the use of accessories but with the severe cuffs and matching belt, it’s just a little much.

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Lucy Liu in Monique Lhuillier

You always know what you’re going to get with Monique Lhuillier, and it’s this dress in some way shape or form. Already bored.

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Liv Tyler in Proenza Schouler (pictured with the designers)

FINALLY…some color! Not just saying this because I live for anything Proenza Schouler but Liv really does looks great here. I appreciate someone going for a different look at this event and I’m loving those shoes paired with the dress.

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Leigh Lezark in Helmut Lang

I want to like this because I love Leigh Lezark (and I usually love her style) but the harsh bangs with the black shoes and matching black purse is just not right for this dress. A contrast color shoe or even a nude shoe would have been a better option. The dress is mustard. Everything else is black. Not my favorite color combo.

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Lady Gaga in Mugler

It’s Gaga. Need I say more?

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Kirsten Dunst Patrick Ervell

It takes A LOT for me to give props to a pantsuit. I almost always despise pantsuits. This is one of the many examples of me hating a pantsuit.

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Kerry Washington in Calvin Klein

I know it’s the shape of the dress but overall this just seems ill fitting. She’s a skinny girl and this dress is just not very flattering. It was a good attempt though.

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Who were your favorites at the CFDA Awards? Let me know in the comments section below. And be looking out for part 2 coming soon!

Photos: Tom & Lorenzo, The Cut

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4 comments on “Red Carpet Fashion: 2011 CFDA Awards (Part 1)

  1. Pingback: Red Carpet Fashion: 2011 CFDA Awards (Part 2) | ChiCityFashion: The Chicago Fashion Blog

  2. I love the pantsuit, but I dislike the shirt under it and the shoes with it and it’s not right for the event. The whole look falls short of fabulous. Overall I’m really underwhelmed by almost everything here. Although I do love Shenae Grimes’ shoes, but not with those pants.

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