CFDA Fashion Awards 2016 Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on June 08, 2016

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Shall we wrap this all up in one go, darlings?

This year’s CFDA Awards red carpet was a disappointingly conservative affair, from a style perspective. On a night when great fashion design is being celebrated, way too many attendees played it safe in their style choices. Tsk.

 

 

America Ferrera in Kate Spade
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It’s pretty enough, we guess. Inoffensive and bland is more like it.

 

 

Mary-Kate Olsen, Elizabeth Olsen and Ashley Olsen in The Row
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Oh God, they’ve joined forces. It’s getting scary. Like a coven of witches – ALL SPORTING THE SAME FACE.

 

Christian Ricci in Coach
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The shoes are only so-so, but the dress is cute.

 

Ciara in Roberto Cavalli
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It looks like lingerie having a manic episode but at least it’s not bland.

 

 

Claire Danes in Calvin Klein Collection
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We don’t know, you guys … there’s some sort of event horizon thing happening just above her crotch and we find it really distracting.

 

 

Gabrielle Union in Lela Rose
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Pretty, we guess. Far too bland for the CFDAs even with the tricky strap situation.

 

Gillian Jacobs in Tanya Taylor
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The placement of the appliqué is terrible.

 

 

Heidi Klum in Roland Mouret
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We’re not in love with it, but she gets credit for wearing something fashion-y instead of just something to make her look hot.

 

 

Jennifer Hudson in Prabal Gurung
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It’s got a little bit of drama to it. We can appreciate that. A shame about the bunching in the midsection.

But wait! There’s more:

 

Jennifer Hudson in Kaufmanfranco
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While we salute both the deployment of a backup red carpet option AND the slight Auntie Mame vibe of this look, we think we like the Prabal Gurung dress better.

 

 

Julliane Hough in Michael Kors
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It’s fine but it’s dull. Give us the days of Rihanna showing up at the CFDAs half-naked.

 

 

La La Anthony in Fendi
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Cute. Put together. It’s got some sass and visual interest. We can’t hate, even if it’s still a bit too safe for the CFDAs.

 

 

Michelle Monaghan in Off-White
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It’s different, we’ll give it that. But the fit and shape of the bust is horrible and the skirt looks like dryer venting.

 

 

Olivia Wilde in Rosie Assoulin
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Girl, no. Your hair looks silly and your dress looks like someone took bites out of it.

 

 

Riley Keough in Proenza Schouler
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It’s slightly interesting but it looks like it was made out of a shower curtain.

 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Michael Kors
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Rosie, please. You could work this in your sleep. Try harder.

 

 

Samira Wiley in Milly
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Cute, but it looks like pot leaves at first glance.

 

 

Sarah Paulson in Altuzarra
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We don’t even love this but we feel like falling all over it with praise just for having a little edge to it. At least she showed up demonstrating an understanding of where she is.

 

 

Selma Blair in Christian Siriano
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Ditto this. We’re not sure if it even works all that well, but we were pleasantly surprised to see Christian dressing someone in one of the edgier looks of the night.

 

 

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