Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Wrapping up the CFDA Awards: P Diddy and Sarah Jessica Parker are the Stars

Sarah Jessica Parker got the CFDA Fashion Icon Award last night. According to Ananova:

"Parker, wearing a pink and black lace vintage halter dress by the late Hollywood costumer Howard Greer, said she was 'thrilled.'

"'Fashion is my fatal flaw. It's my weakness. Sometimes you see something you want and you can't have it, but in my case ... ' she trailed off to laughter from the crowd.

"'Sarah Jessica Parker represents the fact that high fashion - which had been divorced from reality for a while - is now a little more entwined with what people are wearing,' said Glamour editor in chief Cindi Leive.

"P Diddy was named the top menswear designer of the year for his Sean John collection at the awards; he beat veterans and previous winners Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors.

"'I'm very happy as you can see. I'm living the American dream' he said.

Vogue Daily, also covering the festivities, noted:

"'It's not whether you win or lose,' Sean Combs said last year, 'it's what you wear to the after party.' But priorities were changed last night and the man we used to call Puff Daddy finally got what he wanted - the Menswear Designer of the Year gong at the annual CFDA awards. The four times-nominated style maker trumped previous winners Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors, but he didn't bear a grudge in spite of being open about his disappointment in the past. 'I'm very happy as you can see,' he said, having danced his way to the New York Public Library's podium. Explaining to an audience of 400 designers, models and Hollywood stars that he had once 'saved his pennies' for a Ralph Lauren shirt, he claimed now to be 'living the American dream', before shouting out: 'Ralph, you're still the sexiest man on the planet!' Carolina Herrera, meanwhile, trounced Marc Jacobs, Ralph Rucci and Michael Kors by winning the Womenswear Designer of the Year award, while Coach's Reed Krakoff, who was up against Edmundo Castillo in the Accessories category, also went home triumphant. Combs' new fashion prot�g�, Zac Posen, won the Perry Ellis Award for Emerging talent and went onto co-host the night's most starry after party in Marquee with him. The ceremony, which featured a performance from American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, also honoured Sarah Jessica Parker as Fashion Icon of the Year, Donna Karan for a lifetime of achievement, Miuccia Prada as International Designer of the Year and Tom Ford in a special tribute to his contribution to international fashion. But it was definitely Puff's night. 'At the end of the day, there's nothing more dreary than menswear,' said Barney's creative director, Simon Doonan. 'But he's brought a huge burst of energy into the industry.'"

1 comment:

The Corsair said...

I totally agree with you Case, P Diddy is getting interesting. Marathons, Saville Row-like lines, Broadway acting -- the guy is really stretching the limits of the celebrity. I like him, and I'm a snarky blogger. Glad he won, and that sexy older woman Carolina Herrera. Doesn't she look like she's incredible in bed? I guess it's just me.