CFDA Awards

CFDA Awards

“I’ve been to the CFDA Fashion Awards many times,” said Thom Browne, the Chairman, as he started the previous night’s event at the American Museum of Natural History. “I remember each time because I always remember what a privilege it is to be in this room.” But fashion does not really exist without any context, so Browne kept going on, “As we approached this evening, we carefully thought about the appropriateness of having a fashion celebration at a time like this, but tonight is about so much more than celebrating individuals, [it’s about] coming together as a collective to champion creativity, diversity, and inclusion within our American industry. I’m so proud to be American.” Regarding that, Maria Cornejo, who was given the honorary Lifetime Achievement Award for her impeccable 25 years of work, gave to the audience an emotional acceptance speech. “I dedicate this award to peace and the many children that are voiceless, who will not have a lifetime,” she said. The previous night also marked the first fashion award of Browne as a chairman, and hence, he gave the whole ceremony a little bit of a facelift. The museum also worked as a fantastic backdrop. It was the Hall of Ocean Life where they had served dinner, and the chicken pot pies were each decorated with a smaller version of the huge blue whale that was floating overhead. “You know how I like my shows, so I wanted it to be an iconic moment for the designers that deserve to be recognized,” the chairman said. While it was a debut for Tom, the other Tom, as in the Tom Ford, was also in there to rock the house. The former chairman of CFDA came back to the stage to present to his business partner, Domenico De Sole, with the Founder’s Award to remind everyone how De Sole has been a great mentor to everyone in the fashion industry. Read Also: Is It Ok To Learn Storytelling Techniques For Movies? 10 Must-Watch Jordan Peele Movies And TV Shows To Watch Now! How Taylor Swift Showed Support For Travis Kelce After Skipping His Record-Setting Germany Game