You, The Fashion Jury: CFDA special

17 November 2009 by

If you ever wondered what the fashion A-List wear to a top-notch fashion party, wonder no more. The most stylish designers, models and all round ‘It’ girls stepped out to celebrate the CFDA Fashion Fund Awards in New York City last night. Alexa Chung caught our eye in her colour popping cocktail dress while Jessica Stam and Karlie Kloss kept it simple yet glam. Check out the cream of the crop below and let us know what you think of their looks. Remember the best comments will be printed in next week’s Grazia!

Red alert

Alexa ChungKarlie Kloss 

What a treat to see Alexa Chung looking so girly! The lady in red added a feminine flair to her trademark Brit-stateside style with a ruffled neckline on her vibrant Jason Wu cocktail frock and a slick of dramatic lipstick, but kept it cool thanks to a pair of comfy pumps, proving once again that flats are officially fashionable. We wonder if she had a touch of dress-deja-vu after Karlie Kloss donned the very same mini-dress Alexa wore to the I Heart Ronson event back in September. The model of the moment’s take on simple chic in the long sleeved Calvin Klein shift finished with a black clutch and matching heels deserves top marks but that no-effort hair ‘do and make-up is a bit too school-girl-lacklustre for our liking...

Flower power

rachel royPoppy Delevigne

While the weather is far from summery, these two arrived at the bash looking blooming lovely courtesy of their flowery flourishes. Rachel Roy wore a floor-length skirt with oversized purple petals and kept the rest of her ensemble neutral for a sophisticated take on the trend while Poppy Delevigne sported a pretty floral print dress for a romantic, retro feel but with black accents and a sharp shouldered blazer flung over the top, the outfit is instantly smartened up.

All-black dramatic

Coco RochaGeorgina Chapman

These ladies chose head-to-toe black but proved that the go-to hue for winter wardrobes doesn’t have to equal dull and drab. Coco Rocha vamped it up with pale skin and bright red lips to complement her Morticia Adams style maxi and added a cluster of layered necklaces to steer it away from boring territory. Georgina Chapman opted for a more seductive vibe and looked positively bewitching in one of her own designs from this season’s Marchesa collection. The Victorian-esque high neck and long sleeves of this black tulle mini add a touch of sophistication to all the sheer embroidery and matching booties. Those sparkling green earrings pack the perfect punch too.

White hot

Nicole Kidmanjessica stam

In contrast to the black-pack, Nicole Kidman and Jessica Stam chose winter whites for the occasion. Although Nicole has always been an elegant dresser, recently we’ve been impressed anew with her recent sartorial choices and this feminine frock by Lanvin with tiered layers of lace reminds us of her fashion credentials. Jessica also stood out among the rest and looked oh-so-statuesque in her floor-sweeping gown and colour popping shell accessories. Marilyn Monroe eat your heart out!

And for the best of the rest...

Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman went for the rock-chick vibe in this embellished shift teamed with a pair of sexy OTK boots.

karen elson

Flame haired model Karen Elson wowed the crowd in this quirky Rodarte number.

bee shaffer

Bee Shaffer chose a sophisticated frock with a metallic embossed pattern and curve-enhancing panels.

Anna Wintour

Joining her daughter was Anna Wintour, who chose a monochrome suit brightened up by a burgundy polka dot top with feminine bow detailing.

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