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Red Carpet Rundown: The 2013 CFDA Awards (You Know, The Oscars Of Fashion)

JEssica Chastain, Anna Wintour and Alessandra Ambrosio attend the 2013 CFDA Awards

The CFDA Awards went down last night and the big winners were Proenza Schouler (womenswear designer of the year), Phillip Lim (accessories designer of the year) and Suno (Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear). Oh, and everyone who’s famous for their red carpet presence showed up too–Jessica Chastain, Rooney Mara, Kerry Washington and a whole slew of models.

Here’s what the very stylish and the very victimized wore to the so-called Oscars of fashion.

Anna Wintour attends the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3, 2013 in New York, United States.Guess we should start with Anna Wintour, who presides over this whole event like an eagle in a fur stole.

Model Alessandra Ambrosio attends the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3, 2013 in New York, United States.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)We normally roll our eyes when models go overtly sexy (come on, ladies, do something unexpected)–but we think Alessandra Ambrosio is a vision in this minimal (but super sexy) column.

Never thought we’d like a white midriff-baring cutout gown, but… she nailed it.

Model Erin Wasson attends the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3, 2013 in New York, United States.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)Erin Wasson did a similar thing in Alexander Wang but it feels, comparatively, like overkill.

Model Adriana Lima attends 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall on June 3, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)Ambrosio’s fellow Angel Adriana Lima went offbeat in Givenchy.

Candice Swanepoel attends the 2013 CFDA FASHION AWARDS Underwritten By Swarovski - Red Carpet Arrivals at Lincoln Center on June 3, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Swarovski)And Candice Swanepoel made duckface.

Betsey Johnson and Lulu Johnson attend 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall on June 3, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)Betsey Johnson and daughter Lulu looked exactly how you’d expect.

Designer Diane von Furstenberg attends the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3, 2013 in New York, United States.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)Diane von Furstenberg made it weird.

 Constance Jablonski attends the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3, 2013 in New York, United States.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)It’s strange, but in sifting through all these photos, we felt so many people just looked plain overdressed. Rather, everyone wore big showstopping gowns–and this is a fashion industry event! You can wear whatever you want! So why all the middle-of-the-road red carpet glamour?

Not necessarily Constance Jablonski, though, who toned down her gown with gorgeously sparing makeup and effortless hair.

 Erin Fetherston attends 2013 CFDA FASHION AWARDS Underwritten By Swarovski - Red Carpet Arrivals at Lincoln Center on June 3, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)But Erin Fetherston, for example, seemed a little too Golden Globe-y for our tastes.

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  • Fabel

    Are there supposed to be black sequin shorts under Adriana Lima’s gown? or did she just have to do that so her crotch wouldn’t show? It can’t be part of the dress, right?

  • CMJ

    I like DVF’s dress but wish she left those tights and shoes at home. (Those fishnets look cheap too…and we know they weren’t cheap)

  • Cee

    Is Erin Wasson an actual dress or is the top just pieces of fabric glued/taped to her skin?

  • Abby

    That white cut out dress looks like a sexy storm trooper costume

  • gbur

    There is no way to satisfy you! On the one hand everyone is too boring but on the other any even slightly interesting outfit gets a snarky comment. And any lady that looks “sexy” gets basically slut shamed, whilst you give nods to anyone who is conservatively covered up. Love The Gloss but whoever is writing these fashion critiques needs to reassess their angle. Boring and bitchy isn’t cute.

  • sherry_b

    am i the only one having trouble locating vera wang’s legs?