Olsen Twins Win Top Honors at the CFDA Awards

December 31, 1969 12:00 AM

Olsen Twins Win Top Honors at the CFDA Awards

" “This is fashion’s night to celebrate each other. It’s a big party,” said CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg, donning a black and white gown of her own creation featuring handprints, as she walked the red carpet leading into this year's CFDA Awards at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

Those lucky enough to snag an invite to the CFDA Awards, often dubbed the Oscars of fashion, found themselves surrounded by a mix of fashion insiders (Vogue’s Grace Coddington, original street-style photog Bill Cunningham and Nadja Swarovski), just about every designer that matters in American fashion at the moment, and an odd mix of celebrities (this year Ryan Seacrest’s main squeeze Julianne Hough, Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain and Mandy Moore all made appearances).

The party Von Furstenberg promised kicked off with Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” blasting on loudspeakers before the designer took to the stage telling the audience, “To promote and protect fashion is the CFDA motto.” Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers, who played host for the evening, seemed more intent to pick on the fashion industry.

"Fashion people like hating things more than they like liking things,” he told the crowd "

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