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 Jacobs 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.
(In order of photos posted)
1) My date- The amazing Iris Apfel.
2) My proud Dad.
3) My Dad, Tom, Iris and her darling husband.
4) Dakota Fanning presenting the award.
5) Holding the trophy!
6) The President of the CFDA, Diane von Furstenberg.