2016 CFDA Awards Fashion Recap

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2016 CFDA Awards Fashion Recap

The 2016 CFDA Awards had every starlet bringing her A-game to the red carpet! Crystals, turbans and even multiple style changes were all apart of the fashion scene. There is much to discuss and gab about so we will just get right to it. Here is our 2016 CFDA Awards fashion recap!

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Naomi Campbell

We are going to kick things off with fashion royalty! Naomi did not come to play with these little girls she came to slay (LOL)! Timeless Campbell showed off her physique in a sexy design by Brandon Maxwell.

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Can she get anymore glamorous! As soon as we laid eyes on her we immediately recognized her lovely dress which was previously worn by another attendee who we will talk about next. Cici slayed in a extremely chic gown by Roberto Cavalli.

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Jasmine Tookes

If you wondering about the mystery girl who has worn Ciara’s Roberto Cavalli dress it is the fabulous Jasmine Tookes. Tookes wore the RC dress in an editorial for the May issue of Vogue. For the 2016 CFDA Awards Jasmine donned a black tan dress with hand embroidered tonal sequins by Prabal Gurung.

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Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan just keeps killing the fashion scene! After taking our breath away in a metallic Balmain dress at the Met Ball were excited to see what she would wear to the 2016 CFDA Awards. She stunned in a Jonathan Simkhai beaded floor-length gown.

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June Ambrose

Ambrose is always fun to watch coming down a red carpet. This year she brought it in true June Ambrose flava! She a red Zac Posen gown paired with custom Donald Robertson turban. She finished off her look with a fun pair of Brian Atwood heels and clutch by Alexander McQueen.

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Imaan Hammam

Showing individual style is so important. One darling that we noticed do just that was supermodel, Imaan Hammam. Literally no one else looked like her and it was quite refreshing. Her look was very fun and totally matched her personality. Imaan’s girly-girl dress was by Coach.

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Jennifer Hudson

Hudson actually had two looks of the night but we are choosing to focus our attention on one in particular. From the moment she entered the red carpet you could tell Hudson felt like the belle of the ball. Isn’t that how fashion should make you feel? Hudson stepped out in a Resort 2016 onyx and crimson crepe strapless asymmetric gown with sculptural inserts by Prabal Gurung.

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La La Anthony

Hey girl we see you! Some dresses are not created equal. Maybe its convenience or maybe its because we wish designers would do it more; but, whenever we notice a dress with pockets we simply go ape. How nice is it to be able to slide a lipstick or keys in your own pocket without having to pull the Hey Hold This on the BF? Anthony came to the big show in a super chic dress by Fendi. Go Fendi!

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Gabrielle Union

Shhh! Union had a hot date for the night and it wasn’t her hubby! No conspiracy or drama here it was designer Lela Rose. Fittingly, Gabrielle wore a design by Rose and gushed about how much she loved wearing it via social media. She was absolutely glowing so we could instantly tell that she meant every single word.

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Joan Smalls

She’s freaking supermodel so of course she was going to look amazing! With her sick bod she could drape a curtain around her from her hotel room and be good to go. Nonetheless, we’re going to talk about her anyway as we shove down Doritos (HaHa). Smalls attended the CFDA Awards in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci. More deets on her new beauty look here.

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Laverne Cox

What’s to say? As always she came…she conquered…and my gawd did she slay! Laverne glided down the red carpet in a Marc Bouwer design accompanied with shoes by Ionia. Cox completed her ensemble with beautiful jewels by Monica Sordobk.

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Samira Wiley

You probably can already guess why we are cheesing over Samira’s couture! We won’t say since we already brought it up, but its nice to see women who aim for comfort and style. Wiley floated into the Hammerstein Ballroom in a Milly Michelle Smith gown. We thought the dress looked stunning on her.

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Alek Wek

One thing that literally everyone could agree on was that Alek Wek looked great! She had such a moment on the red carpet. She was twirling and having fun with the paparazzi just eating out of her stylish hands. It didn’t stop there, Wek just kept the Gone With The Wind fabulous vibes going all night. Alek wore a Proenza Schouler dress with Aquatalia shoes.

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We saved the best for last. Come on, she won the Fashion Icon Award so fully deserves the spot. Beyonce blew everyone with her speech pointing out how designers have often ignored curvier women. Also, if you are a GOT throne fan she threw in a Khalessi reference too (yes, we nerded out). For her big win the fashion icon won a dazzling Givenchy suit from the fall 2015 collection.

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Arianne Suggs is the founder of 1966 Magazine. I love to write about fashion, beauty, lifestyle, fitness and travel. Join me on my journey.