Tommy Hilfiger has teamed up with a few top designers like Ohne Titel, Pamela Love, Prabal Gurung, and Sophie Theallet to support the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s “Americans in Paris” initiative. The Americans in Paris initiative aims at giving American designers international exposure, particularly at Paris Fashion Week. The participants created their own print for a tote bag centered around the “Americans in Paris” theme. The bags are priced at $98 each at Tommy Hilfiger flagship stores in New York City, Paris, London, and Milan, on the brand’s U.S. andJapanese websites. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.
It’s safe to say that Lady Gaga’s fashion sense is an acquired taste. You either love it or you hate it. Well, the 10th Annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards were held tonight in Alice Tully Hall at NYC’s Lincoln Center, and it seems like they love her style. In fact, the CFDA loves it so much, that they presented her with the Fashion Icon Award for 2011. “Fashion made me feel like a star before I was,” Gaga said during her acceptance speech. But she wasn’t the only winner of the night, check out who else got acknowledged for their savvy sartorial sensibilities:
The unofficial after party, hosted by Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti, was really in celebration of Lady Gaga’s Fashion Icon award, so LaBelle dedicated “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to the singer. When Gaga got up to join her at the end, she’d slipped into something slightly more sheer than the black studded bustier dress she wore to the ceremony. The idea, presumably, was to be more comfortable. Instead, she wore a studded version of Peter Pan’s shadow. And Patti LaBelle probably thought here plaid wide leg pants were edgy!
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Proenza Schouler
Menswear Designer of the Year: Michael Bastian
Accessory Designer of the Year: Alexander Wang
Swarovski Award for Menswear: Robert Geller
Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Prabal Gurung
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design: Eddie Borgo
International Award: Phoebe Philo
Media Award: Hilary Alexander
Founders Award: Hal Rubenstein
Fashion Icon Award: Lady Gaga
Geoffery Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Marc Jacobs
Board of Directors’ Special Tribute: Arthur Elgort
Source: E! ONLINE