The CFDA Fashion Awards 2023, one of the most prestigious events in the fashion industry, took place on November 6 at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City. The ceremony honored the best designers, models, and influencers of the year, as well as celebrated the creativity and diversity of American fashion. The red carpet was also a showcase of the most stunning and daring outfits worn by celebrities, who did not shy away from making bold fashion statements. Here are some of the best and worst dressed stars of the night, according to WWD.
Rihanna, who received the Fashion Icon Award, dazzled in a black leather and sheer fabric gown by Alaïa, which she paired with a matching headpiece and gloves. The singer and entrepreneur, who is known for her innovative and fearless style, redefined maternity wear with this memorable and edgy look. The harness-like bra top and the romantic skirt trail balanced each other, while the soft hairstyle and the jewelry added some glamour. Rihanna proved once again why she is a master of red-carpet fashion and a trendsetter for many.
Olivia Rodrigo: A Shimmery Star
Olivia Rodrigo, who won the Song of the Year Award for “Drivers License”, shone in a shimmery pink gown by Versace, which featured a plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit. The singer and actress, who is only 18 years old, showed a more grown-up and sophisticated side of her, while still keeping it youthful and fun. The iridescent material, the fitted silhouette, and the internal corsetry gave the dress a perfect shape and simple elegance. Rodrigo completed the look with silver sandals, a matching clutch, and a pink lip.
NSYNC: A Colorful Mess
The boy band NSYNC, who reunited for a special performance at the event, disappointed with their colorful and mismatched outfits. The group, who were known for their coordinated and flashy ensembles in the ’90s and early 2000s, seemed to have lost their sense of style and harmony. The members wore different shades of red, blue, green, and purple, as well as various patterns and fabrics, creating a sartorial mess. The outfits also did not flatter their body types or age, making them look outdated and out of place.
Doja Cat: A Spider Web Victim
Doja Cat, who hosted the show and performed her hit “Kiss Me More”, failed to impress with her spider web-inspired dress by Thom Browne. The singer and rapper, who is known for her quirky and experimental style, went too far with this Halloween-like costume, which featured a black bodysuit, a netted overlay, and a matching hat. The dress did not fit her well, and the netting made her look trapped and uncomfortable. The look also did not match the vibe of the event, which was more elegant and glamorous.
Malala: A Metallic Goddess
Malala Yousafzai, who received the Inspiration Award for her activism and advocacy for girls’ education, stunned in a metallic hooded gown by Ralph Lauren, which had a strong shoulder and a side waist detail. The Nobel laureate and Oxford graduate, who is also a fashion lover, exuded old Hollywood glamour and confidence with this beautiful and empowering look. The silver color, the draped fabric, and the hooded style gave the dress a statuesque and regal feel, while the red lip and the earrings added some contrast and sparkle.