The Council of Fashion Designers of America honoured Khaite’s Catherine Holstein as womenswear designer of the year for the second year in the row at its annual awards.
Beyond Holstein, winners included Willy Chavarria for menswear designer of the year; The Row’s Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for accessories designer of the year and Rachel Scott, founder of Diotima and a runner up for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, for emerging designer.
Held at the American Museum of Natural History, the awards were hosted by Anne Hathaway. The Oscar-winning actress was a last-minute replacement for Sarah Jessica Parker, who stepped aside as host due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
The ceremony also included a Hype Williams-directed short film tribute to 50 years of hip hop, and honorary awards for designer Vera Wang, fashion executive Domenico De Sole, designer Maria Cornejo and tennis superstar Serena Williams, who became the first athlete to receive the CFDA’s Fashion Icon award.
See the full list of winners below:
American Womenswear Designer of the Year: Catherine Holstein
American Menswear Designer of the Year: Willy Chavarria
American Accessories Designer of the Year: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen
Shop with Google American Emerging Designer of the Year: Diotima
Board of Directors Tribute: Vera Wang
Founder’s Award in honour of Eleanor Lambert: Domenico De Sole
The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Maria Cornejo
The Media Award in honour of Eugenia Sheppard: Alina Cho
The Environmental Sustainability Award: Mara Hoffman
International Designer of the Year: Jonathan Anderson for J.W. Anderson and Loewe
Innovation Award Presented by Amazon Fashion: Goop and Gwyneth Paltrow
Fashion Icon: Serena Williams