CFDA Awards 2012 Menswear Recap: Winners, Prints on Display And Why Johnny Depp Was A No Show.

I couldn’t help but notice how most of the guys at the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Awards 2012 were mostly dressed in black. Come on now  this is “summer” technically not yet but you will think with all the colors going around they could have step outside of the box and wear something more nuance. Except for a few guys like Brad Goreski  and Simon Spurr it was a color black affair. Even the designers wore black from Prabal Gurung to Jason Wu, Joseph Altuzarra, and Phillip Lim all look conservative.

  Surprise!! Designer Marc Jacobs covered up in a black tuxedo. hmmm remember his see through Comme des Garçons lace dress and boxer at the Met Gala? :-) Who would have thought the Louis Vuitton Clutch he added this time would be the wow factor in his outfit.

The biggest surprise of the night was ‘Fashion Icon Award’ Recipient Johnny Depp not showing up. He’s on location filming so he accepted his award via satellite.

The Men Winners of the Awards

  • Swarovski Award for Menswear: Philip Lim

  • Founders Award: Andrew Rosen

  • Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Tommy Hilfiger

  • Swarovski Awards for Womenswear: Joseph Altuzarra 

  • Accessory Designer of the Year: Reed Krakoff

  • Menswear Designer of the year: William Reed

  • Fashion Icon: Johnny Depp

Billy Reid

Jason Wu

Swarovski Award for Menswear winner Phillip Lim and Swarovski Award for Womenswear winner Joseph Altuzarra

Alexander Wang

Andrew Rosen

Antonio Azzuolo with Shaun White in Antonio Azzuolo

Fame Photographer Bill Cunningham

Brad Goreski in Kate Spade “Florence Broadhust” Japanese floral print suit

Cameron Silver in Nicole Miller

Steven Kolb

Christian Cota

Designers Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters

Eddie Borgo

Elie Tahari

Erin Fetherston

Francisco Costa

Gregory Parkinson

Italo Zucchelli with New York Giants Victor Cruz in Calvin Klein Collection

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza schouler

Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra

Johan Lindeberg

John Waters

Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors

Matt Bomer in Calvin Klein Collection

Max Osterweis

Stan Herman

Michael Kors with Joan Smalls

Michael of Helmut Lang

Naeem Khan

Patrik Ervell

Prabal Gurung in custom Antonio Azzuolo with Zoe Saldana

Rodger Berman with wife Rachel Zoe

Reed Krakoff Accessories Winner of the year

Scott Schuman

Seth Meyers in Band of Outsiders

Seth Myers dresses like Marc Jacobs wearing Comme Des Garcon and Marc Jacobs with Boyfriend Pornstar Harry Louis. Image courtesy: RCFA

Simon Doonan

Simon Spurr

Thom Browne

Todd Snyder

Tom Bugbee in Calvin Klein

Tommy Hilfiger

Yigal Azrouël

Zac Posen

Philip Crangi

Rag & Bone Marcus Wainwright and David Neville

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Written by: JeanClaude COCO, Mens Fashion Editor