What’s black and white and red all over? This year’s CFDA Fashion Awards. Monday night’s red carpet seemed to channel this age-old riddle as this star-studded event seemed to have a color scheme in mind. We’ll take you through the updated little black dresses, the angelic all-whites and the standout reds…
Here we see Emily Ratajkowski, model and famed ‘Blurred Lines’ cast member, in a shimmering Jason Wu gown. The cascading ribbon layers of the gown seem to glide over Ratajkowski’s frame in a subtle form fitting shape. Ratajkowski even adds a hint of deep red to her ensemble with a Rauwolf clutch.
The Olsen sisters are head-to-toe black in this trio of ensembles. Each twin dons dark trousers with a voluminous, puffed sleeve top. Sis, Elizabeth Olsen, paris her look with an updated peplum style tank that symmetrical suits Mary Kate and Ash.
Who better to round out the black parade then the queen herself? Your 2016 Fashion Icon. Beyoncé walked the red carpet in a Givenchy pinstripe suit. A black chapeau and high frill collar made this shimmering suit on trend and fierce. But really, did we expect anything less?
Starting off our bleached beauties for the night is model and former Victoria’s Secret angel, Karlie Kloss. This Atelier Swarovski number features a standout and crystal-studded bow just above a baring cutout. The loose skirt bottom left Kloss giddy as she twirled for the cameras.
Model and Project Runway host, Heidi Klum, stunned the red carpet in her Roland Mouret gown. The gown’s asymmetrical lines and Klum’s sleek updo create a fashion forward look. The white fabrics clean lines are juxtaposed by the black satin that seems to wave across Klum’s neckline.
The last nod to our ladies in white comes from a Michael Kors knockout gown, worn by Transformers actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The dress’ simplicity simply stunned as it hugged the model’s hourglass figure. The deep-v neckline and subtle trumpet shape gave this actress an old-hollywood glam look. Bravo, Mr. Kors. And brava, Ms. Huntington-Whiteley.
Our ladies in red may have matched the carpet, but they were a far cry from blending in. Founder and CEO of Glossier, Emily Weiss, stood out in a ‘glossy’ red pant suit. A deep-v neckline and white pointed toe pumps took this piece out of the workroom and into the nighttime affair. Weiss paired this look with a mini Louis Vuitton clutch. Look out, this woman means business.
Our favorite red-hot number goes to model, Josephine Skriver, wearing a Sachin & Babi gown. The sultry sweetheart neckline and high-low hem have us jaw dropping. The frilled tulle volume underneath the gown continues in its design throughout the dress’ hem and even up to corset-inspired bodice. Skriver’s slick back do and nude pumps allow this gown to truly make a statement on the carpet.
Take a cue from this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards’ red carpet. Solving this black, white and red riddle will give you the key to the most fashionable color scheme this season.