best of beauty : cfda awards 2010
last night, the cfda awards were held at lincoln center in NYC. the event, touted as the oscars of the fashion industry, celebrated the year's best in womenswear, menswear and accesory design, and honored several of the fashion world's most influential incons, including michael kors and iman. because the designers and their creations were at the forefront of the evening's festivities, the attendees' hair and makeup looks accordingly took a backseat to the clothes.
most -- including gwyneth paltrow, sarah jessica parker, and alexis bledel -- opted for clean, swept-back updos and ponytails, paired with a natural, understated makeup palette (save for a few red lips, as evidenced by amanda hearst, devon aoki, and rachel weisz). others, such as jessica stam and kate mara, played with plaits and braided sections of their hair..very au courant. beyond that, though, there was little experimentation. here are a few photos from the event:
for us, though, the highlight of the ceremony went beyond the frivolity of hair, makeup and glamorous gowns; we were taken aback by the moving tribute to the late alexander mcqueen.