Trends at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards: Lupita Nyong'o, Rihanna, Blake Lively, Jennifer Hudson and More

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I may be going too far with my comments on this year’s CFDA Awards, but in my opinion, I believe it’s the best CFDA Fashion Awards carpet I’ve ever seen! It’s because the high level of fashion was unlike anything I’ve ever laid eyes on in the past. While some of the fashion was overboard – ahem Rihanna in Swarovski crystallized nude Adam Selman – the red carpet was full of fashion risk-taking in color, texture, and tone from celebrities like Lupita Nyong’o, Iman and Heidi Klum, the red carpet saw fringe, gold, cut outs, key holes, architecture, patterns, neons and yes, even a putrid green (we’re talking to you, Emmy Rossum.)
Fashion is having a moment right now and that moment is not subdued. We thought we’d see it at the Met Gala this year, but the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards seem to have toppled that one over with its level of drama – Coco Rocha, anyone?
With the recipients of the 2014 Fashion Awards being designers like Joseph Altuzarra and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row, Tom Ford, Raf Simons, and Irene Neuwirth, the essence of  true, technical, sometimes experimental fashion seems to be taking over the runways and the red carpet. Anna Wintour should be proud.

Rihanna in Adam Selman
Rihanna in Adam Selman

Trends at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards: Michael Kors, Fringe, Bold Gowns, Crop Tops, Assymetric Looks, Sculpture & Cut Outs, Embellishments
Karen Elson in Michael Kors
Karen Elson in Michael Kors

 
Blake Lively in Michael Kors
Blake Lively in Michael Kors

 
Jaime King in Calvin Klein
Jaime King in Calvin Klein

 
Olivia Palermo in Ann Taylor
Olivia Palermo in Ann Taylor

 
Olivia Wilde in Vintage Mollie Parnis
Olivia Wilde in Vintage Mollie Parnis

 
Alessandra Ambrosio in Noonoo
Alessandra Ambrosio in Noonoo

 
Bridget Moynahan in Lela Rose
Bridget Moynahan in Lela Rose

 
Beth Behrs in Alice + Olivia
Beth Behrs in Alice + Olivia

 
Anna Chlumsky in Cynthia Rowley
Anna Chlumsky in Cynthia Rowley

 
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Emmy Rossum in J. Mendel

 
Heidi Klum in Donna Karan
Heidi Klum in Donna Karan

 
Jessica Stam in Giulietta
Jessica Stam in Giulietta

 
Jennifer Hudson in KaufmanFranco
Jennifer Hudson in KaufmanFranco

 
Keri Russell in Rosie Assoulin
Keri Russell in Rosie Assoulin

 
Marion Cotillard in Dior
Marion Cotillard in Dior

Best Dressed
Lupita Nyong'o in Suno
Lupita Nyong’o in Suno

 
Iman in Juan Carlos Obando
Iman in Juan Carlos Obando

 
Coco Rocha in Christian Siriano
Coco Rocha in Christian Siriano

Photos: People.com, Vogue.com, EOnline
–Simona Kogan
 

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