We Saw the Best Suits on the CFDA Awards Red Carpet

This past Monday in New York City, fashion’s biggest and brightest stars gathered together for a night of celebration and recognition. The Council of Fashion Designers of America hosted their annual awards gala, honoring the groundbreakers of American fashion.

Among the night’s top winners were Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, who went home with the award for best women’s and men’s wear designer, and Demna Gvasalia, who won the International Award for his designs at Balenciaga and Vetements. Rick Owens was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award, and Kenneth Cole was honored with the Swarovski Award for Positive Change.

Commonly called “The Oscars of Fashion,” the red carpet for the CFDA Awards is a showcase for both the elegant, and the daring. We at The Tailory New York were in awe of all the incredible suits we saw, worn by some of the most powerful women and men in the industry. Lots of color, bold prints, and embroidery stood out from the winning suits of the night. Scroll down to check out a selection of our favorites!


Matt Bomer – When looking to add more colors into your work wardrobe, look no further than olive green. The color is unique and unexpected, yet still neutral enough to pair with pieces you already own! Picture: Getty Images


Tommy and Dee Hilfiger – The designer couple looked so elegant together, and even subtly matched! The gold embroidery on Dee’s dress complimented the gold monogram on Tommy’s velvet smoking loafers nicely. The blue hue of Tommy’s suit is another great color for summer events. Picture: Getty Images

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Naeem Khan with Josephine Skriver – This duo brought the glitz! The model wore Khan’s beaded suit beautifully, while the designer himself wore a blazer with quirky bug embroidery. He finished off his ensemble with smoking flats featuring a beaded octopus. Picture: Getty Images


Julia Nobis – The model donned a sportier version of a suit, pairing green side-striped trousers with a long navy blazer. We loved how her top brought in a bit more color while also adding to the overall sporty aesthetic. Picture: Getty Images


Pom Klementieff – Altuzarra, a nominee for Womenswear Designer of the Year, dressed the French actress in a sleek, black velvet suit featuring gorgeous gold and pearl embroidery. The cropped, flared trouser is very on-trend for the upcoming season. Picture: Getty Images

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Janelle Monáe – Monáe, one of the night’s honorees, turned heads on the red carpet with her bold, asymmetrical jumpsuit by Christian Siriano. This daring ensemble may seem like suit separates at first, but a closer look shows that it’s actually all connected! Picture: Getty Images


Brad Goreski – This sequined tiger stripe blazer by Marc Jacobs, worn by the Fashion Police co-host, stole the show. Its wild print was kept tame by his sleek trousers and simple black bowtie. Picture: Getty Images


Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade – This couple knows how to work a red carpet. Union’s Rodarte ensemble was both sleek and sexy. The long sequin blazer looked stunning over her sheer blouse. Wade sported a printed Gucci suit and opted for an ornate, jeweled necklace instead of a tie; fun and dressy! Picture: Getty Images


Linda Fargo – Being one of the most influential women in the industry, it’s no wonder the senior vice president of Bergdorf Goodman chose this bold power suit to wear on her evening out. The bright tangerine color is striking and the gold details add a graphic flair. This is a suit that screams confidence! Picture: Getty Images


Hamish Bowles – We are loving the fun paisley print of this suit! Done in a muted color scheme, it seems to prove that paisley doesn’t have to be in-your-face. The journalist and editor finished off his look with velvet smoking loafers in a deep maroon — are we seeing a trend here?! Picture: Getty Images

When you look good, you feel good. All of these looks prove that a suit can be just as elegant and detailed as the dresses we are used to seeing. Make a bold statement for your next event with a custom designed suit from The Tailory New York!

Which look is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!


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