The stars were out at the 2013 CFDA Awards, from Ralph Lauren awarding Vera Wang the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement to Oscar de la Renta receiving the Founders Award from none other than Hillary Clinton (!).
The annual awards ceremony, hosted by Bravo's Andy Cohen at Lincoln Center, feted the most talented fashion designers of the year. The big winners of the night:
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Menswear Designer of the Year: Thom Browne
Accessories Designer of the Year: Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Lim
The Swarovski Awards for Emerging Talent, recognizing fashion's up-and-comers, went to the following designers:
Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year: Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty for Suno
Swarovski Menswear Designer of the Year: Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School
Swarovski Accessories Designer of the Year: Pamela Love
Tim Blanks of Style.com received the Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard, and costume designer Colleen Atwood took home the Board of Directors’ Tribute award. Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy was presented with the International Award.
All the designers were quick to thank Diane von Furstenberg and Steven Kolb of the CFDA, and many (wisely) gave props to Anna Wintour. Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty cutely thanked each other, Lazaro Hernandez acknowledged the "love of his life" Jack McCollough, and Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne were so stunned they could barely speak.
Kerry Washington and Jessica Chastain also offered up their kind words, introducing the designers in stunning Jason Wu and Givenchy dresses (respectively).
But it was Hillary Clinton who really stole the show. Presenting the first award of the night so she'd have time to run to Henry Kissinger's 90th birthday party, the former Secretary of State praised Oscar de la Renta's design skills as well as his philanthropy, including work in his native Dominican Republic. She also laughed recalling the first time she and Oscar met, at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1993. "I was then, as I am now, such a fashion icon," quipped Hillary.
Indeed. To see Hillz, Oscar and the rest of the stylish crowd at the 2013 CFDA Awards, check out the photos below.