CFDA Awards

An Insider’s Looks At The CFDA Awards (Seen Through Simon-Doonan-Colored Glasses)

Simon Doonan & Zosia Mamet

According to Seth Meyers, Valentino has had an additional arm surgically attached so that he can hold more dogs. Hilarious, right? This was definitely the most entertaining CFDA Awards EVER!

The laughs started at the cocktail party where Mark Lee, Charlotte Blechman and I met our idol, Zosia Mamet, the most insane character on the HBO series “Girls.” She gave us a blow-by-blow account of filming the recent episode where her character Shoshanna smokes crack by accident.

Dorothy Parker said that “brevity is the soul of lingerie.” It is also the soul of awards shows. I am happy to report that the videos and speeches were nifty and speedy: it was great to see so many of our favorite designers picking up awards. A special mazel tov to Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen from The Row, Tabitha Simmons and Joseph Altuzarra.

As wickedly funny as Seth Meyers was, he was almost upstaged by John Waters, who accepted awards for both Johnny Depp and Rei Kawakubo. When he is not directing movies or writing books, John seems to spend an innappropriate amount of time wearing Rei’s avant-garde creations to grody bars in downtown Baltimore and wating for a reaction. According to John, he frequently gets mistaken for a wealthy and/or demented homeless person.

- Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador

Header image courtesy of Jason DeCrow/Associated Press.