Not as glamorous and celeb friendly as the MET Gala, or as notorious as the CFDA Awards, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards are probably the least familiar of the American fashion industry’s top award ceremonies.
About acknowledging and awarding emerging designers with long term potential, the night is more about the business end of fashion rather than the creative. But that doesn’t mean the star or style power was any less prominent.
A number of celebs were on hand to witness designer Joseph Altuzarra receive the night’s top award — $300,000.
Baller Carmelo Anthony and wife Lala, who was dressed in Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2011, were guests of designer Rachel Roy.
The designer wore an on trend fur vest, paired with a nude turtle-neck, and black floor length skirt.
Also accompanying a top fashion designer was actress Zoe Kravitz who attended with designer Alexander Wang, a past Fashion Fund award winner, and long time friend of Zoe.
Naturally, she wore a look from his Spring 2012 collection, a burgundy leather (it’s not just for the fellas) mini dress, paired with black pointy toe heels.
Other fashionably focused peeps who walked the event’s red carpet include models Joan Smalls in Altuzarra and Liya Kebede in Cushnie et Ochs, and designer Tracy Reese.