CFDA Fashion Awards 2022: Ladies of the Red Carpet - A Hand Tailored Suit

CFDA Fashion Awards 2022: Ladies of the Red Carpet

The annual CFDA Fashion Awards took place on the 7th November 2022) at the venue of Cipriani South Street in New York, where many big names in fashion attended. The awards see those in fashion honoured in categories such as American Accessories Designer, Fashion Icon Award and American Emerging Designer. Of course, with it being a fashion awards, we could only expect the looks to be outstanding and certainly eye-catching, and below are just a few of the ladies' attires that caught our eye.

Janelle Monáe

Sporting a Thom Browne gown at the event yesterday, actress and singer Janelle Monáe donned a monochrome black-and-white piece that was in no doubt, full of drama. The collar around the neck was also oversized with a white bound edge leading into the centre front of the gown itself. The buttons were a shiny, metallic finish that would contrast the softness of the ruffled collar underneath the gown, whilst the stripes on the socks would incorporate that sporty vibe to the gown. From the waist down, two rows of gathered material would emphasise the drama thanks to its voluptuous shape, slightly toned down with the fabric train that would fall below and behind the actress.

Ayo Edebiri & Amy Sherald

Comedian Ayo Edebiri was spotted at the event's arrival also wearing a Thom Browne ensemble that was a duck egg and pale blue combination in colour. The jacket was a cropped double-breasted piece with short notch lapels at the top, a crisp folded white pocket square in the welt pocket and a fully fastened white shirt underneath. The shoulders were rounded for extra height and finish, whilst the trousers were cut at the ankle with a sharp centre front line. The trousers were worn underneath a spotty colour skirt, a complete contrast to painter Amy Sherald and her soft black evening skirt. The painter donned a Thom Browne camel-tone evening tailcoat with a double-breasted front and six black buttons. The notch lapels were bound in black to link well with the tulle layered long skirt, with the welt pocket also finished the same way to contrast the white pocket square. The white shirt was fully fastened with a small black bow tie around the collar.

Christine Quinn

American real estate broker Christine Quinn stunned in a feathery tailored number to the fashion awards, wearing an ensemble from Christian Cowan. It was a tailored tuxedo dress with a double-breasted front and four buttons with wide contrast peak lapels. The shoulders were well-tailored for that strong structure, heavily juxtaposed through the creamy, white feathers would make up the entire back of the look. The feathers would finish slightly longer on the back than the jacket would on the front; yet a subtle part of black glittery fabric would act as an outline for the garment.

Natasha Lyonne

Actress Natasha Lyonne would be one of the hosts at this year's CFDA Fashion Awards, and for it, would sport a Proenza Schouler ensemble. The outfit would consist of a sleeveless black long-length top that was fastened with seven metallic finish buttons down the centre. The gold shine would be mirrored slightly through the deep golden, mustard-shade collar that was wide and lay over the black collar underneath. The same golden shade could be seen showing with a slightly longer length underneath the black jacket, whilst the overly flared trousers would be finished with alternate white and black stripes for that cool edginess.


Wearing ANNAKIKI to the event was singer Cassie in a black suit and jacket ensemble. The jacket was definitely the statement part of the attire, thanks to its oversized sleeves and clever structure to create the wave lines on the outer edges. Whilst the centre front was designed with wide notch lapels, the gems included would also be of a significant size and spaced out quite well. With a bit of height provided to the shoulders, the trousers hem would be a talking point of their own. The were fitted to the knee before flaring out in this star-like, pointy hem that fell to the floor to create a very modern fashion look indeed.

Gigi Hadid

Another attendee sporting a Thom Browne outfit was model Gigi Hadid, wearing a clashing look that was definitely eye-catching. Beginning with the blue and green textured tweed jacket, this was draped over the shoulders to allow the anchor printed lining inside to be noticed. Underneath the jacket was a cropped white shirt worn open collar and cuffs unfastened, enhancing this edginess delivered through the look. The red plaid tweed waistcoat included short lapels and a couple of golden-finish buttons down the centre. With both the jacket and waistcoat combined, the colours would be echoed through the low-rise trousers with a significant turn-up hem to convey this nautical theme.

Halle Bailey

Wearing Carolina Herrera to this year's CFDA Fashion Awards was actress Halle Bailey in a beautiful light pink cut-out dress. It was a one-shoulder style with a bishop sleeve and delicate floral decoration leading round from the shoulder. The neckline would fall diagonally across the chest with the cut-out section at the waist angled the other way. Ruching and gathering would create the noticeable textures at the top of the skirt, before falling into a thigh-high split with sharp lines, contrasting the floral decoration at the top for an overall, simple yet elegant outfit.

Keke Palmer

Also wearing Carolina Herrara was actress Keke Palmer, looking glamorous in a intricately printed floral gown. The gown was created with a boat neckline across the top that would lead into the voluminous bishop sleeves. A chunky matching belt would be worn across the chest to echo an Empire-inspired waistline, before falling down into the flowing skirt with a thigh-high split. Her boots were also made in the same fabric to bring this dress into a modern style, whilst not taking too much attention away from the artistic finish of the evening gown overall.

 What was your favourite look from those who attended the 2022 CFDA Fashion Awards? You can also see what the gentlemen wore to the event here!

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