The CFDA Awards gala is often called the “Oscars of the Fashion World”. This year I was nominated for “Accessory Designer of the Year” along with Marc Jacbs and Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler. Of course, it was a huge honor just to be nominated alongside such great designers, but it became an unbelievable honor when I won.
The category encompasses ALL accessories- shoes, bags, etc. Few jewelry designers, who only do jewelry, have won in this category in the past. I’m incredibly humbled and honored to be among them- Tom Binns, Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co., Chrome Hearts, Paloma Picasso and Robert Lee Morris.
Here are some photos from Monday night. A little behind the scenes action for you.
My date- The amazing Iris Apfel.
My proud Dad.
Sam, my PR Director, looking very fabulous.
Iris and I handling the press.
A few words with John Bartlett.
The lovely Vera Wang.
My Dad, Tom, Iris and her darling husband.
The President of the CFDA, Diane von Furstenberg.
Anna Wintour giving a tribute to Michael Kors.
Iman getting her award from Isabella Rossellini.
Dakota Fanning presenting the award.
Betsey Johnson giving me a hug.
Holding the trophy!