Kim Kardashian has been honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and uses the award to call on the industry to embrace all body shapes.
ardashian was awarded the first Innovation Award presented by Amazon Fashion for her defining fashion brand SKIMS.
Founder and CEO Jens Grede and founding partner and Chief Product Officer Emma Grede joined Kardashian to accept the award.
The CFDA Fashion Awards – the industry’s equivalent of Oscars – were held live on Monday night and were hosted by actress Natasha Lyonne, along with designers and CFDA members Joseph Altuzarra, Gabriela Hearst, Aurora James, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough host.
The evening celebrates the history of American fashion and 60 years of the CFDA.
“We have emphasized since our launch on continuing to shape the industry to embrace equality of size and diversity as a fixture rather than just a trend, and I find it very rewarding. many of you are doing it,” Kardashian told an audience that included her sisters Khloe and Kendall and her mother, Kris Jenner.
Martha Stewart presented the award to Kardashian, who had to make a quick announcement when a phone rang just before she started speaking. “Mom, turn off the phone,” Kardashian told Jenner to laughter from the audience.
This year, Law Roach was honored with a new award that recognizes stylists for their work.
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He shared with the audience that he watched the 2016 CFDA Awards from behind the scenes as Zendaya’s stylist.
“I watched from the kitchen as the waiters served you food and I just said to myself, ‘Someday I’ll be on that stage.’ I am an example that anything and everything is possible,” says Roach.
Bradley Cooper, Trevor Noah and Christina Ricci were among the other presenters on a night when many designers took home trophies and Lenny Kravitz received the CFDA Fashion Icon Award.
“(Kravitz is) effort, great, eclectic, fearless,” Cooper said while introducing Kravitz. “Whatever it was, he understood. And when it comes to fashion, there’s no one better. No other musician alive today wears leather and leopard print like Lenny. “
“My mom’s wardrobe is my own personal shop. I wear scarves, belts, flats, and heels that emulate my heroes from the Jackson Five, Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, David Bowie, and Miles Davis,” Kravitz recounts his youth when grew up in the late 60’s and 70’s.
Last year, Zendaya was the youngest person to win the Icon Award. Previous recipients include Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez.
Cher also made a surprise appearance to honor stylist Patti Wilson. “Fashion is for fun and fearlessness and Patti Wilson is fearless,” says Cher.
The accessory design award went to Raul Lopez and the emerging American designer award went to Elena Velez.
In the American designer category, Catherine Holstein won the women’s prize for KHAITE and Emily Adams Bode Aujla won the menswear designer award.
The Board of Directors Award was presented to Virgil Abloh to honor the late designer’s contributions to global fashion. The award was received by his wife, Shannon Abloh, who said that “what he was able to achieve in his short 41 years will continue to inspire us all for decades to come”.
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