On Monday evening, designers and their celebrity dates gathered at Lincoln centre for the 2012 Council of the Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDA).The awards honour excellence in womenswear, menswear and accessories as well as extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision and lifetime achievement.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen took home arguably the top prize of the night: Womenswear Designer of the Year for their luxury label The Row, while Billy Reid won Menswear Designer of the Year and Tommy Hilfiger accepted his Lifetime Achievement Award by profusely thanking his wife, Dee.
And while the designers were the stars of the evening, they were almost upstaged by their celebrity dates including actresses Zoe Saldana and Lily Collins. Almost.
Actress Jessica Chastain looked lovely in a Prabal Gurung dress and Nicholas Kirkwood for Prabal Gurung heels.
Anna Wintour, wearing a Marc Jacobs dress and Manolo Blahnik heels, kept on her signature shades indoors.
18-year-old Dakota Fanning chose a grown up Proenza Schoulder brocade dress and tie-front booties from the F/W 12 collection.
Kate Bosworth was one of the evening's best dressed in this Altuzarra Laal Dress and Rossi for Altuzarra black velvet ankle cuff pumps.
Actress Kyra Sedgwick wore a Reed Krakoff lady suit. Mrs. Kevin Bacon attended the event with the designer himself, who picked up the award for Accessory Designer of the Year.
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