I couldn’t help but notice how most of the guys at the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Awards 2012 were mostly dressed in black. Come on now this is “summer” technically not yet but you will think with all the colors going around they could have step outside of the box and wear something more nuance. Except for a few guys like Brad Goreski and Simon Spurr it was a color black affair. Even the designers wore black from Prabal Gurung to Jason Wu, Joseph Altuzarra, and Phillip Lim all look conservative.
Surprise!! Designer Marc Jacobs covered up in a black tuxedo. hmmm remember his see through Comme des Garçons lace dress and boxer at the Met Gala? Who would have thought the Louis Vuitton Clutch he added this time would be the wow factor in his outfit.
The biggest surprise of the night was ‘Fashion Icon Award’ Recipient Johnny Depp not showing up. He’s on location filming so he accepted his award via satellite.
The Men Winners of the Awards
Swarovski Award for Menswear: Philip Lim
Founders Award: Andrew Rosen
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Tommy Hilfiger
Swarovski Awards for Womenswear: Joseph Altuzarra
Accessory Designer of the Year: Reed Krakoff
Menswear Designer of the year: William Reed
Fashion Icon: Johnny Depp
Images courtesy: Style.com
Written by: JeanClaude COCO, Mens Fashion Editor