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The CFDA Awards were not the Oscars of the fashion industry

Posted On: Sep 16, 2020   |   Posted By: Fashion United

New York Fashion Week ends today with the previously postponed CFDA Awards to have been a highlight of the five-day event. CNN heralds the annual American fashion ceremony as the “Oscars of the fashion world,” but the reality was anything but.
Livestreamed via CFDA's Runway360 platform, the CFDA was heavily criticized last month when the New York Times called out the lack of novelty among the creatives vying for the awards. CFDA Chairman Tom Ford, a nominee, was previously honoured with the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014, not counting the other 6 CFDA Awards collected over the years. Marc Jacobs, who was among the candidates for womenswear, already has 8 statuettes to his credit, the Olsen twins of The Row have won four previous categories.
Still, this is the first CFDA Awards ceremony that recognised the most inclusive group of winners in the history of the event which saw Kerby Jean-Raymond from Pyer Moss take the accolade for menswear designer of the year, Telfar Clemens for accessories and...

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