Keep it Pretty: Tommy Bags for American Fashion

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.

Whats Poppington: The 2011 CFDA Awards….and guess who won fashion icon award?

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