05 June 2012 by

CFDA Fashion Awards 2012: Top 20 Dresses From Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kate Bosworth and Dakota Fanning

Our eyes have already been spoilt with oodles of Jubilee finery this weekend - hello Queen Liz in sparkles! Wills and Hottie Harry in uniform! Kate Middleton in McQueen, McQueen and more McQueen! - to name but a few. Then the snaps from the CFDA Fashion Awards landed and we're perilously close to a fab frock overload.

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Host-with-the-most Seth Meyers parodies Marc Jacobs

But that's not gonna stop us! And you'll understand why when we reveal that the swanky event, which took place in New York last night, saw an Olsen double whammy, a droolsome Kate Bosworth sighting, one of the Fanning sisters working Proenza Schouler AND host Seth Meyers parodying Marc Jacobs' Met Ball ensemble. So you see, we couldn't *possibly* let this one slide - Jubilee hangover or no.

CFDA Fashion Awards 2012: Top 20 Dresses From Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kate Bosworth and Dakota Fanning

The Olsen twins pick up their award

In fact, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were the stars of the night. During the CFDAs ceremony (that’s the Council of Fashion Designers of America, keep up), the gorgeous twinsome scooped the Womenswear Designer of the Year gong. Bravo! They beat off stiff competition from Marc Jacobs as well as Proenza Schouler to pick up the accolade for their label The Row, which launched in 2007, and took to the stage wearing their own designs (natch). They adorably thanked one another in their acceptance speech and Ashley even gave MK a sisterly pat on the cheek. All together now: awwww.

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Lily Collins works a Marchesa number

So who else was crowned CFDA winner? Well, recipients of the Swarovski Awards for Emerging Talent were our very own Brit shoe maestro Tabitha Simmons for accessories, Phillip Lim for menswear and Joseph Altuzarra for womenswear. Reed Krakoff was named the Accessories Designer of the Year while street style photographers Scott Schuman and Garance Doré scooped the Media Award.

There was one man noticeably absent from the fashion-y affair – one Johnny Depp. The Hollywood actor was due to pick up the Fashion Icon Award thanks to his outstanding style through the years (yep, including that often questionable headgear) but unfortunately couldn’t make it. We sob.

But fear not! There were more than enough gorgeous gowns to make up for the lack of eye candy so perk up those peepers, pull on your Fashion Jury fascinators and prepare to meet the best dressed from the CFDAs courtesy of our mammoth gallery above. We’ll see you on the other side.


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