On the red carpet, Rae sparkled in a Pyer Moss blue gown adorned with more than 180,000 Swarovski crystals.
It was a case of "better late than never" for apex influencer Kim Kardashian West, who was presented with the CFDA's inaugural Influencer Award by another (pinot grigio steeped) social media sensation, Busy Phillips. While Kim Kardashian took home the first-ever Influencer Award (she does have 112 million followers on Instagram alone), the bigger shock came when the victor of the Menswear Designer of the Year award was announced.
Actresses-turned-designers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen won the Accessory Designer of the Year award for their under-the-radar brand of luxe. He established it in 2016, and has since become known for his love of colour and fun approach to fashion.
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After collecting her award at the bash in New York City on Monday evening (04.05.18), Kim said: "I am kind of shocked that I am winning a fashion award when I am naked most of the time". She attended the event in a bright red Calvin Klein beaded dress. It's a great contrast from her super sleek and straight, waist-length hair she was rocking just a few months ago - her "Cher Hair".
"I'm human, and I found it hard at times not to take it personally. I stand here today as a proud woman of colour". To complete the look, she teamed her oversized, pastel-toned blazer and pants with a contrasting pair of bright yellow shoes.
The ceremony is often referred to as the Academy Awards of the fashion community and takes place at the Brooklyn Museum.
While Issa later roasted Kanye, she had nothing but great things to say about Kim while chatting with ET ahead of the awards show.