The Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards is up there with the Oscars for big name fashion people and mega flashy looks.

The industry elite hit the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York for the ceremony to celebrate ‘all areas of the industry and related arts’.

Lena Dunham’s Rabbit Slippers

Yes, the actress wore her dress with a pair of Streetzies heels.

Beyonce’s Hat (+ Speech)

Everyone’s talking about Bey’s big hat, but her suit — from Givenchy’s SS16 menswear collection and speech were pretty excellent too.

In her acceptance speech for the Fashion Icon Award, which she was given by Diane Von Furstenberg, the singer said: ‘My mother and my Uncle Johnny, God bless his soul, designed all of our first costumes and made each piece by hand, individually sewing hundreds of crystals and pearls, putting so much passion and love into every small detail […] My mother actually designed my wedding dress, my prom dress, my first CFDA Awards dress, my first Grammy dress, and the list goes on and on and this to me is the true power and potential of fashion.’


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Joan Smalls’ (Probably Faux) Choppy Fringe

The model showed off an edgy little block fringe.

Alexa Chung And Alexander Scarsgard’s Arrived Separately?

In true A&A style, the uber-secret couple arrived separately with Alexa looking fierce in leather Prabal Gurung and Alexander in a fun dotty suit

The Olsen Sisters Were ALL There Together

We’re used to Ashley and Mary-Kate together, but their younger sister, actress Elizabeth, completed the trio — and they were all in black looks from The Row. #SquadGoals

The Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award To David Bowie

Tilda Swinton, who played Bowie’s wife in the music video for The Stars Are Out Tonight, and Michael C Hall, who acted in Bowie’s Broadway show Lazarus.

Loads Of Cut-Outs

There was a lat of skin on show — Irina Shayk in Misha Nonoo, Naomi Campbell was very naked in black and Olivia Wilde absolutely killed it in Rosie Assoulin.

The pregnant actress shared a pic of her and the designer on the red carpet with an excellent caption: ‘My fancy @cfda date: the ultimate cool woman, @rosie_assoulin. THE most ferociously talented/kind/smart/hilarious person. She let me and my kid wear this awesome dress, featuring a window so the babe could clearly hear Beyoncé's speech.’


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Adriana Lima’s Slouchy Trousers

The VS model wore a look from the Marc Jacobs AW16 catwalk but wearing the velvet pants slung across her waist made them look sort of questionable.

The Androgynous Crowd

You’d expect Tilda Swinton to look absolutely badass in a sporty mannish look but Doutzen Kroes and Selma Blair mixed up their usual style with androgynous black trouser suits.

Jessica Hart’s Tricky-To-Wear Silk Ensemble

The model went for the boldest look of the night in a silk three-piece that is really splitting opinion… Verdict?

She wore it with a pair of excellent Alexandre Birman velvet heels.

Blue Ivy's Bow

Alongside Bey and Jay-Z, Blue looked VERY cute.

Alicia Silverstone Looking Beaut

Yes, we're always surprised she's not actually Cher Horowitz but she looked mega chic in Christian Siriano.

Ansel Elgort's Cropped Tux Trousers

... Curious. Very curious.

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