The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards and commemorated the organization’s 50th anniversary at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Saturday Night Live’s head writer and anchor Seth Meyers was the host for the evening. FD’s favorite jewelry designer, Monique Pean, was selected as one of the CFDA/Vogue Fund Winners. Pean, a former investment banker at Goldman Sachs, launched her eco-friendly sustainable fine jewelry line in 2006 inspired by indigenous cultures from around the globe. Pean’s jewelry has been worn by many celebrities, but most importantly, the First Lady. Read More to see Lady O wearing Monique Pean’s jewelry. You can find Pean’s collection at Barneys and Stanley Korshak.
CFDA’s Womenswear Designer of the Year honors went to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row, presented by Jessica Chastain. The award for Menswear Designer of the Year was presented by Matt Bomer to Billy Reid. Reed Krakoff took home the Accessory Designer of the Year Award, presented by Jessica Pare. For the eleventh year in a row, the evening was generously underwritten by Swarovski.
FLOTUS wearing a woolly mammoth handcarved scrimshaw cuff; Mark Davis for Monique Pean fossilized woolly mammoth ivory bangle with black spinel and smokey quartz, 18k recycled gold and Mark Davis for Monique Pean Fossilized woolly mammoth bone earrings with diamond and 18k recycled yellow gold.
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