The CFDA is a prestigious, invite-only, fashion association for the best of American designers. They have over 500 members and it’s considered an honor amongst U.S. fashion designers to be invited for membership. The CFDA supports new and emerging designers and has given over $9.5 million dollars in support since it’s founding. They have been leaning into black talent. Last year’s winner was Queens-born designer Telfar Clemens of Telfar. This year’s winner, Kerby Jean-Raymond, creator of Pyer Moss, brought out the best in black excellence to support his win. Click through our gallery and see everyone who attended and what they wore. You’ll be inspired for your next look!
1. UZO ADUBA
In Jonathan Cohen.
2. CHANEL IMAN
In a Ji Oh dress and Tyler Ellis bag.
3. LOGAN BROWNING
In Pyer Moss Spring/Summer 2019.
4. EBONEE DAVIS
In Pyer Moss Spring/Summer 2019 RTW.
5. JUSTINE SKYE
In Prabal Gurung Fall/Winter 2018 RTW.
6. JUSTINE SKYE AND PRABAL GURUNG
Actress Justine Skye poses with Zac Posen, who designed her sequin purple dress.
7. PALOMA ELSESSER
Model Paloma Elsesser in an Altuzarra and The Row bag.
8. GRACE BOL
In Juan Carlos Obando.
9. GRACE MAHARY
In Cushnie Fall/Winter 2018.
10. CONDOLA RASHAD
In Zac Posen.
11. CONDOLA RASHAD AND ZAC POSEN
Actress Condola Rashad poses with Zac Posen, who designed her dress.
12. AUBE JOLICOEUR
In Jonathan Cohen F/W 2018 RTW.
13. RENEE ELISE GOLDSBERRY
In Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2019 RTW.