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Kim Kardashian receives CFDA award, promotes inclusivity

Kim Kardashian

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian was awarded for her shapewear brand at Monday’s Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards and called for designers to be inclusive of all body types.

Kardashian’s shapewear brand SKIMS won Amazon Fashion’s first Innovation Award. Kim Kardashian, Jens Grede, and Emma Grede received the inaugural prize.

Natasha Lyonne and CFDA members Joseph Altuzarra, Gabriela Hearst, Aurora James, Lazaro Hernandez, and Jack McCollough hosted the fashion industry’s Oscars on Monday night. The event celebrated American fashion and the organization’s 60th anniversary.


“We have put a strong emphasis since our launch on continuing to shape the industry to embrace size equality and diversity as a fixture and not just a trend and I see so many of you are doing just that,” Kardashian told the starry audience, which included her sisters Khloe and Kendall and her mom, Kris Jenner.

After a phone call interrupted her speech, Martha Stewart presented Kardashian with the prize. Kardashian told Jenner, “Mom, turn your phone off,” amid laughter.

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Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall, and Kylie Jenner watched as their sister won her award.

Law Roach received a stylist award this year.

A south side Chicago queen was born. “A queen who was a frightening force for good and beauty and she transformed the landscape of fashion just by being her,” Kerry Washington said of Roach’s early life.

He told the crowd he saw the 2016 CFDA Awards as Zendaya’s stylist.

“I watched from the kitchen as the waiters served your meal and I just thought, ‘One day I’m going to be on that stage.’ I am an example that everything and anything is possible,” Roach remarked.

On a night when several designers won trophies and Lenny Kravitz got the CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Bradley Cooper, Trevor Noah, and Christina Ricci presented.

Cooper introduced Kravitz as effortless, cool, eclectic, and daring. He has it. Fashion-wise, no one is cooler. Lenny wears leopard and leather like no other musician.

“My mother’s closet was my boutique. “I put on scarfs, belts, platform boots, boas copying my heroes from the Jackson Five, Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, David Bowie and Miles Davis,” Kravitz said of his late 60s and early 70s childhood.

Zendaya was the youngest Icon winner last year. Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, and Jennifer Lopez have won.

Cher attends the 2022 CFDA Fashion Awards at Cipriani South Street. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Cher appeared unexpectedly to honor stylist Patti Wilson. Cher stated Patti Wilson is brave and fashion is fun and scary.

Elena Velez won American rising designer and Raul Lopez won accessories design.

Catherine Holstein of KHAITE won womenswear and Emily Adams Bode Aujla won menswear in the American designer categories.

Virgil Abloh received the Board of Trustee Award for his worldwide fashion contributions. His wife, Shannon Abloh, accepted the prize, saying “what he was able to accomplish in his brief 41 years will go on to inspire all of us for decades to come.”

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