NEW YORK (AP) – Designers Christopher John Rogers and Emily Adams Bode for BODE have won top honors at the Council of America’s Fashion Designers’ Annual Awards.
Rogers, whose purple ensemble was chosen by Vice President Kamala Harris for her inauguration, won for womenswear and Bod for menswear in a glittering ceremony – the fashion industry’s version of an Oscar – held in person this year following a 2020 virtual ceremony due to the pandemic. …
The previously announced Fashion Icon Award – the most visible celebrity award at the annual event – went to Zendaya for what the CFDA called her “a global influence on fashion.” The organization noted in its award statement that the 25-year-old singer-actor has supported both aspiring and established designers. It also mentions her Daya by Zendaya clothing line, launched in 2013 and featuring “gender responsive design in its entirety.”
A spokesman for labels such as Lancôme and Valentino, Zendaya is currently starring in Dune. In 2020, she won an Emmy Award for Lead in a Drama for her role in Euphoria.
Previous Fashion Icon recipients have included Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez.
Actor Anya Taylor-Joy, best known for the hit Netflix series King’s Gambit, has been named Face of the Year, the newest award this year.
Actor Emily Blunt hosted Wednesday night’s event at THE POOL + THE GRILL at the Seagram Building on Park Avenue.
Design nominations were presented by the CFDA Fashion Awards guild, made up of CFDA members as well as fashion retailers, journalists and stylists.