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The CFDA Fashion Awards: The 'Oscars of fashion'

Updated 3:44 PM ET, Tue June 4, 2013
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The Council of Fashion Designers of America gets together each year for "the Oscars of fashion," the CFDA Fashion Awards. From left to right, actress Hailee Steinfeld joins SUNO designers Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty and actor Douglas Booth on the red carpet in New York on June 3. Osterweis and Beatty received the Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year, which recognizes emerging talent. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton takes the podium to introduce Oscar de la Renta, winner of this year's Founder's Award. Rumor has it they both snuck out early to attend Henry Kissinger's 90th birthday party. Theo Wargo/Getty Images
Musician James Murphy, center, rubs elbows with designers Dao-yi Chow, right, and Maxwell Osborne of Public School, winners of the Swarovski Award for Menswear recognizing emerging talent. Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images
Designer Diane von Furstenberg, originator of the iconic wrap dress, arrives on the red carpet. She won the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and was elected the CFDA's president one year later, a post she still hold. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Swarovski
Designer Vera Wang received the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement at this year's CFDA Fashion Awards. Bryan Bedder/Getty
Comedian Aziz Ansari attends the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards after-party. Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images
Thom Browne says he draws inspiration from Steve McQueen in the "Thomas Crown Affair," John F. Kennedy as the junior senator from Massachusetts, Sears catalogs. He won the Menswear Designer of the Year for a second time, having earned the distinction in 2006. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images
Jewelry designer Pamela Love was nominated for the Swarovski Award recognizing emerging talent for Accessory Design in 2011 and 2012. It turns out that the third time's a charm as Love took home the award this year. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
Like any high-profile awards show, the CFDA Fashion Awards draws a mix of celebrities, entertainers and artists. Performance artist Marina Abromovic showed up wearing a Givenchy athletic jersey. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images
"Mad Men" actress Linda Cardellini struck a modern pose in a Rebecca Minkoff dress paired with Jerome C. Rousseau shoes and Irene Neuwirth earrings. Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images
Phillip Lim, winner of the Accessories Designer of the Year award, arrives at the ceremony with model Tao Okamoto. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Swarovski
Designer Betsey Johnson, left, and her collaborator daughter Lulu celebrate their colorful, vampy style on the red carpet. Betsey's confectionary tulle dress was paired with flip-flops and a blue pedicure. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images
Vogue editor Anna Wintour tops a blue dress with a classic Chanel-silhouette jacket, just as Oscar de la Renta predicted she would to Women's Wear Daily. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough, left, and Lazaro Hernandez took home the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year for the third time, having won the honor in 2007 and 2011. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
Zachary Quinto, left, the actor who has taken on the mantle of iconic sci-fi character Spock (next seen in "Star Trek Into Darkness") wears a suit by menswear designer Todd Snyder, who lost the emerging designer award to Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images