The C.F.D.A. awards weren’t dominated by a single designer, but by an idea.
How political should fashion get? At least when it comes to acceptance speeches. That was the elephant — or woolly mammoth, or orca — in the room Monday night at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards, a.k.a. the Oscars of fashion.
“We carefully thought about the appropriateness of a fashion celebration at a time like this,” Thom Browne said as he presided over his first ceremony as chairman of the C.F.D.A. Especially one that doubled down on the glitz and glamour. The event, held in the American Museum of Natural History in the cavernous room just
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