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Lady Gaga loves to shock, and she did so again at the CFDA awards at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York on Monday night. Donning a turquoise wig and enormous platform heels—which made it so hard to walk she literally needed support—Gaga accepted the Fashion Icon Award from V magazine editor-in-chief Stephen Gan.
She had been accompanied to the awards by her parents, Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta.
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler took home the Womenswear Designer of the Year award, presented by Naomi Watts, wearing Calvin Klein. Michael Bastian won Menswear Designer of the Year, presented by Gerard Butler. Alexander Wang won the Accessory Designer of the Year Award, presented by Iris Apfel.
Karolína Kurková, wearing Diane von Fürstenberg, presented the three Swarovski Awards, promoting emerging talent, to Prabal Gurung (womenswear), Robert Geller (menswear) and Eddie Borgo (accessories).
The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Marc Jacobs by Soﬁa Coppola.
Other award winners included Phoebe Philo of Céline (International Award, presented by Kanye West), Hal Rubenstein of InStyle (the Founder’s Award, established in memory of CFDA founder Eleanor Lambert, presented by Jessica Alba), Hilary Alexander of The Daily Telegraph (Media Award, created in honour of Eugenia Sheppard, presented by Michael Kors), and photographer Arthur Elgort (Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award, presented by Vogue’s Grace Coddington).
The Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship winner Lauren Sehner, the Liz Claiborne Fashion Scholarship winner Yejun Lu, and the CFDA–Teen Vogue Scholarship, in partnership with Target, winner Amanda Gyuran were acknowledged by CFDA executive director Steven Kolb. Kolb also announced a new scholarship programme with Gilt Groupe.
Other celebrities at the awards included Miranda Kerr, looking sexy in a black dress, while Liv Tyler appeared in Proenza Schouler, and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in Marc Jacobs.
Alba wore a neon orange and purple Diane von Fürstenberg, disguising her baby bump. Other celebs caught in the segment below included Marcia Cross, in a Pamella Roland jumpsuit; and Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen in the Row and Chanel respectively.
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper MCed the event. It was underwritten by Swarovski, for the tenth consecutive year. QVC was the ofﬁcial red carpet sponsor.
CFDA president Diane von Fürstenberg, Adam Kimmel, Adam Lippes, Aerin Lauder, Alejandro Ingelmo, Alexander Wang, Alexis Bittar, Aymeline Valade, Behati Prinsloo, Betsey Johnson, Brad Goreski, Chanel Iman, Chloë Sevigny, Chris Benz, Cynthia Rowley, Daphne Guinness, David Neville, Derek Lam, Donna Karan, Doutzen Kroes, Erin Fetherston, Francisco Costa, Georgina Chapman, Guinevere van Seenus, Inez van Lamsweerde, Italo Zucchelli, Jason Wu, Jeff Halmos, Jenna Lyons, Joseph Altuzarra, Kenneth Cole, Keren Craig, Lisa Mayock, Liya Kebede, L’Wren Scott, Maggie Rizer, Marcus Wainwright, Michael Bastian, Michael Kors, Nadja Swarovski, Nicole Miller, Pamela Love, Patrick Robinson, Patrik Ervell, Phillip Lim, Rachel Roy, Reed Krakoff, Richard Chai, Richard Lambertson, Sam Shipley, Sessilee Lopez, Simon Spurr, Sophie Buhai, Sophie Theallet, Stan Herman, Tory Burch, Tracy Reese, Vera Wang, Vinoodh Matadin, Yeohlee Teng, Waris Ahluwalia, Yigal Azrouel and Zac Posen were also in attendance.
VIPs included Amber Heard, Ashley Greene, Carla Gugino, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Estelle, Joy Bryant, Kathy Grifﬁn, Katie Cassidy, Kelly Rowland, Kerry Washington, Leelee Sobieski, Leigh Lezark, Lucy Liu, Matt Bomer, Nate Berkus, Russell Simmons, Shenae Grimes, and Thomas Mars.