It was all cheekbones and centre-partings as models descended on the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday (June 5) in New York City.
Bella Hadid: The model is a fan of flashing flesh but kept it sophisticated in this blazer-style dress from Off-White Fall 2017. Top marks for the flared sleeves and retro full fringe. We’ll ignore the pale pink lunch bag style clutch.
Maye Musk: I do love the humour and personality in this Rosie Assoulin Spring 2017 dress. It’s unashamedly extroverted and doesn’t apologise for its bling accessories courtesy of Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry.
Karen Elson: Ah, red and green a hallowed combination that almost never goes wrong. Unfortunately, the tried and tested combo falls short here. The Anna Sui Fall 2017 dress is a confusing array of frills, draping, and puff sleeves. Combined with heavy shoes, this look is overwhelmingly bad.
Gigi Hadid: The model breaks from her thigh-skimming, figure-hugging aesthetic with this The Row gown. It’s unsurprising that this is a look from the Olsen twin’s line. With her centre parting and soft waves, Gigi could be another member of the boho-clan. Unfortunately, the supermodel isn’t pulling this off for me. She looks too polished and lacks the Olsen girl’s effortless vibe.
Karlie Kloss: The model kept it cool and youthful with a dose of attitude in this Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2017 skirt with Resort 2018 bodysuit. I especially love the styling choices of the boots and the tousled hair.
Hilary Rhoda: Has a Marchesa gown ever not been utterly captivating? I love that this dress is dark and romantic, almost gothic in its fabric and colour choices. The thigh-high split and off-the-shoulder design keep things interesting.
Alek Wek: Alex breaks all the rules in this Balenciaga Fall 2017 creation. From the oversized bow and luminescent boots, this is the kind of risk one would expect to see at a fashion awards event. Alek was familiar with the look of course, as she had worn it on the runway already.
Laura Love: There’s something sleeping beauty-esque about this look. I love the shape of the Rosetta Getty Fall 2017 gown, which makes Laura look statuesque. The pop of red with the shoes and clutch is intriguing. I’d have liked to see something different with the hair and makeup.
Joan Smalls: I love Joan, but there’s a little been there done that about this Michael Kors Collection look. Joan’s cuff, clutch, and hoop earrings add some wonderful tarnished gold hues. A special mention for Joan’s hair which is by far the best thing about this look.
Coco Rocha: Cynthia Rowley’s custom look seems jarring and mismatched. The sheer skirt is delicate and soft, whilst the top looks like a sports jersey. The hoops and punk hair further confuse this look.
Martha Hunt: The cut out in this Milly Fall 2017 dress feels awkward as do the thin straps. Whilst I appreciate the strappy sandals I think the styling, in general, is unremarkable. The hair parting, in particular, seems deeply unflattering.
Amber Valletta: This Oscar de la Renta Fall 2017 with Stuart Weitzman look is lacking in energy. The red on red dress and sandals were uninspiring, as was the black clutch.
Adriana Lima: This Urban Zen jumpsuit seems to cascades down Adrianna’s body in the most fluid and organic of ways. Ethereal and effortless, the jumpsuit is like the most luxurious satin pyjamas. The simple hair and centre parting compliment this sophisticated ensemble. I’m continuing to love this fresh approach from Adrina.
Arizona Muse: This Michael Kors Collection Fall 2017 dress is pretty, but doesn’t stand out amongst this pack.
Riley Montana: The colour of this Brandon Maxwell Fall 2017 dress is stunning, but I wish the butterfly tattoo had been covered up.
Anna Cleveland: This custom Yigal Azrouel dress with Giuseppe Zanotti sandals looks too much like prom to me.
Constance Jablonski: I love the detail on this Tory Burch Fall 2017 dress. It’s almost Aztec or tribal inspired in its design.
Josephine Skriver: I adore this look. Josephine is channelling Beetlejuice vibes in this Naeem Khan Fall 2017 suit. The lace bralette adds some femininity and delicacy to this ensemble. I love the attitude of the slicked back hair and fuss-free makeup too.
Sara Sampaio: This J.Mendel gown is a gorgeous blue-purple colour which looks amazing against Sara’s raven hair. The cape detail just adds to the beauty of this dramatic piece. Messika jewellery completed her look.
Kasia Struss: This Monse Fall 2017 dress looks so editorial as if Kasia has stepped straight out of a magazine. The styling is impeccable. From the slicked back hair to the earrings and shoes, everything serves the bold sequined dress.
Suki Waterhouse: I felt a bit uninspired by Suki’s Coach offering.
Imaan Hammam: I love how Adam Selman took this Fall 2017 denim outfit and transformed it into a fashion forward look with just a few layers of tulle. I love how red sandals enhance the red embroidery. A Christian Louboutin ‘Vanite’ clutch and simple top-knot completed the look.
Lily Aldridge: The model wore a sultry second-skin Jason Wu embellished dress styled with Ana Khouri jewels.
Hailey Baldwin: Her Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2017 dress was beautiful, but I was totally mesmerized by her quirky Aurora James accessories.