The Jewelry Insider

June 5, 2012

The CFDA Awards, or the Fashion Oscars, hit NYC Monday night – honoring achievements of Hilfiger, Olsen twins, and Johnny Depp.

Any place that brings fashion and Johnny Depp to one place is okay in our book! The Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards celebrated its 50th anniversary last night, with celebs and designers like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Tommy Hilfiger, Kate Bosworth, Anna Wintour, and comedian and host Seth Meyers – in a dress.

Held at the Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center in the Big Apple, the rockstars of the fashion world and A-listers honored the best threads of the year. Top awards went to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, who – with a tearjerking acceptance speech – took home Womenswear Designer of the Year. Reed Krakoff, handbag designer extraordinaire, and Tabitha Simmons, footwear maven took home Accessory Designer of the Year and Swarovski Award for Accessory Design, respectively.

Tommy Hilfiger received the Lifetime Achievement award while uber hunk Johnny Depp was given the Fashion Icon Award. Last year this award was given to Lady Gaga.

The sunny, springtime NYC air brought out fabulous jewelry trends among this group of fashionistas. Bold, turquoise-blue shoulder sweepers were the star trend of the night with the likes of Busy Phillips, Irene Neuwirth, Nicole Miller, Alexi Ashe and Tracy Reese all lighting up their ensemble with this look.

Wonder Woman cuffs continue to storm the red carpet as the go-to bling for 2012. Victoria’s Secret model Erin Heatherton (who wore a turquoise Michael Kors gown) wore matching gold cuffs. Solange Knowles and Sofia Bush also glittered in gold wrist wear.

But leave it to designer Betsey Johnson to turn heads at last night’s affair with her gold gown and accessories galore. Thanks Bets!

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