Dressed to Impress at the 2011 CFDA Awards

Dressed to Impress at the 2011 CFDA Awards (Photos Inside)

The Council of Fashion Designers of America celebrated their annual awards ceremony at NYC’s Lincoln Center last night. Who’s who on the fashion scene stepped out in spectacular designer threads for one of the biggest events in fashion, hosted by Nadja Swarovski and CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg.

Lady Gaga demonstrated her icon status in a risque Thierry Mugler contraption accented with a turquoise wig and 12-inch platforms—the singer took home the CFDA Fashion Icon Award.  Red carpet favorites include Entourage beauty Emmanuelle Chriqui and runway goddess Chanel Iman who were both draped in colorful numbers.  Kanye West presented the International Designer award to Céline Creative Director Phoebe Philo (he’s a huge fan of the French label) and NY’s prince of downtown, Alexander Wang scored the Accessory Designer of the Year award. Flip through the slideshow to see what the A-list crowd wore to the stellar event.

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Designer Rachel Roy with actress Joy Bryant