Designers Christopher John Rogers and Emily Adams Bode for BODE took high honors on the annual Council of Style Designers of America awards, main a younger and numerous slate of honorees on vogue’s massive evening.
Rogers, 27, whose daring purple ensemble was chosen by Vice President Kamala Harris for her inauguration, gained for womenswear and Bode for menswear on the glittery ceremony — the style business’s model of the Oscars — which was held in individual Wednesday evening after a digital ceremony in 2020 as a result of pandemic.
Accepting his award from host Emily Blunt, Rogers spoke of coming to New York in 2016, when “no one would rent me.” He thanked those that took an opportunity on him, “all of the superb individuals who can perceive what I’m making an attempt to do.” Simply final yr, Rogers gained the American rising designer award.
The beforehand introduced Style Icon award — essentially the most seen celeb award of the annual occasion — went to Zendaya, for what the CFDA referred to as her “international impression on vogue.” The group famous in an announcement that the actor-singer, 25, had been a supporter of each rising and established designers. It additionally cited her clothes line Daya by Zendaya, launched in 2013 and that includes “gender-fluid designs in a full-size vary.”
Zendaya was launched by the 2010 recipient of the award, Iman, who famous the brand new recipient was the youngest but to get the glory.
“Style did one thing particular for me,” Zendaya informed the gang, citing “the extraordinary reward of transformation, the flexibility to be assured and embody all these totally different characters and be actually anybody I wished to be.”
A spokesperson for labels like Lancôme and Valentino, Zendaya is at present starring in Dune. In 2020 she gained the Emmy for lead actress in a drama for her efficiency in Euphoria.
Earlier Style Icon recipients have included Beyoncé, Woman Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, and Jennifer Lopez.
Actor Anya Taylor-Pleasure, greatest identified for the hit Netflix sequence The Queen’s Gambit, was named Face of the 12 months, a brand new award this yr.
Launched by presenter Cara Delevingne as a “face that launched a thousand shipments of chess units,” Taylor-Pleasure thanked “everybody on this room that’s allowed me to study vogue,” calling it “the best schooling I may ask for.”
The equipment design award went to Telfar Clemens for Telfar, and the award for American rising designer went to Edvin Thompson for Theophilio.
Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga gained the award for worldwide womenswear designer and Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner took the prize for worldwide menswear designer.
The Geoffrey Beene lifetime achievement award went to Dapper Dan. The Harlem-based designer was the primary Black designer to obtain the glory.
Blunt hosted the proceedings at THE POOL + THE GRILL within the Seagram Constructing on Park Avenue.
Nominations for the designer classes had been submitted by the CFDA Style Awards Guild, made up of members of the CFDA, together with vogue retailers, journalists, and stylists.