Jennifer Lopez finally got her due.

By Alexis Bennett
Jun 04, 2019 @ 9:45 am
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Every year, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, a non-profit that supports the USA’s top designers and their labels, gathers to honor the hottest talent in the industry at the CFDA Awards. It all started back in 1980, and now, almost 40 years later, the show is still going strong.

It’s an exciting month for the CFDA. At the beginning of June, Tom Ford officially replaced Diane von Furstenberg as chairman after her 13-year reign. Not three days later, the who's who of the industry picked up their 2019 trophies during a glam ceremony at the Brooklyn Museum.  

A few honorees that were announced early. This year, Jennifer Lopez accepted the Fashion Icon Award, an honor that has been bestowed upon BeyoncéNaomi Campbell, and Rihanna (remember that see-through Adam Selman dress she wore to accept the award?).

And J. Lo arrived, naturally, in fantastic fashion form. A Ralph Lauren crop top? We stan.

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Bob Mackie, the man behind Diana Ross and Cher's most memorable fashion moments, finally got his due, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. And Barbie — yes, the iconic doll — is being honored with The Board of Director's Tribute Award.

Carine Roitfeld received the Founder's Award, Lynn Yaeger received the Media Award, and Eileen Fisher received the Positive Change Award. And the CFDA's International Award, which went to Alexander McQueen's creative director Sarah Burton, was presented by America's fashion queen herself, Anna Wintour.

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Sounds like a lot, right? Well, there's more. Here are the rest of the 2019 nominees, including the winners in bold. 

Womenswear Designer of the Year

  • Brandon Maxwell
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Kate and Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte
  • Rosie Assoulin
  • Sander Lak of Sies Marjan

Menswear Designer of the Year

  • Mike Amiri for Amiri
  • Virgil Abloh for Off-White
  • Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss
  • Rick Owens
  • Thom Browne for Thom Browne New York

Accessory Designer of the Year

  • Jennifer Fisher for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry
  • Virgil Abloh for Off-White
  • Tabitha Simmons
  • Telfar Clemens for Telfar
  • Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Emerging Designer of the Year Nominees

  • Emily Adams Bode for Bode
  • Beth Bugdaycay for Foundrae
  • Heron Preston
  • Catherine Holstein for Khaite
  • Sarah Studinger and George Augosto for Staud
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