The glass lobby of the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall gleamed last night for the 2013 CFDA awards—underwritten quite brightly by Swarovski. With red carpet arrivals of stylish proportions, guests posed against the red step and repeat, which told a bold story for those in black, white and red.

Karlie Kloss wearing Cushnie et Ochs, Adriana Lima wearing Givenchy, and Nicole Richie wearing Marc Jacobs

Karlie Kloss wearing Cushnie et Ochs, Adriana Lima wearing Givenchy, and Nicole Richie wearing Marc Jacobs

My top style picks for the glittering evening, equated to an edgy sheer choice by Australian model Adriana Lima clad in Givenchy, I am decidedly jealous about the gown that Erin Wasson wore…by guess who! Jourdan Dunn looked cleverly-cut wearing Calvin Klein Collection, Hilary Rhoda was seriously sharp in Helmut Lang, and the diminutive star Nicole Richie looked seductively demure wearing Marc Jacobs, lastly—Karlie Kloss chic and bewitching in the black Cushnie et Ochs gown.

Hilary Rhoda, Jourdan Dunn, Erin Wasson and Alexander Wang

Hilary Rhoda wearing Helmut Lang, Jourdan Dunn wearing Calvin Klein Collection, and Erin Wasson wearing Alexander Wang with Alexander Wang.

So who was recognised by the CFDA this year—the Womenswear Designer of the Year was awarded to Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Menswear Designer of the Year was awarded to Thom Browne, and the Accessories Designer of the Year was awarded to Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Lim accessories. Nominees that shined bright in the Swarovski emerging talent categories were—Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty of Suno for the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear, the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Menswear was awarded to Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School, and third time is most certainly a charm for Pamela Love who received the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Accessories.

Recognized industry leaders and the 2013 honorees included Oscar de la Renta who was awarded the Eleanor Lambert Founders Award presented by Hilary Clinton, Ralph Lauren presented the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award to Vera Wang, the International Award honored Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy, and was presented by the beautiful Jessica Chastain, original Supermodel Linda Evangelista presented the Media Award to Tim Blank of style.com in honor of Eugenia Sheppard, and Ethan Hawke presented the Board of Directors’ Tribute Award to Costume Designer Colleen Atwood—who worked together on the movie set of Gattaca.

So is award season over now, I think it’s time to think about summer…

Photo: Evan Falk, WWD