Every year, the Council of Fashion Designers of America pays homage to the emerging fashion designers of America with a red carpet and star-studded ceremony to remember: the CFDA Fashion Awards. Industry favorites put their best sartorial foot forward, with the help of stylish natural diamond jewelry.
This year, Academy Award-winning actress and Bulgari muse Anne Hathaway hosted the ceremony, and of course, had jaws dropping and heads turning as she dazzled in diamonds on the carpet. In equally glistening fashion, national treasure and newly minted Fashion Icon Serena Williams brought the drama with David Yurman diamond jewels from the brand’s new high jewelry collection.
In equally glistening fashion, national treasure, tennis pro and newly minted Fashion Icon Serena Williams brought the drama with David Yurman diamond jewels from the brand’s new high jewelry collection. Vera Wang was honored for her impact on bridal with the Board of Directors’ Tribute, while jewelry designer Ana Khouri was among the nominees for American Accessory Designer of the Year, alongside Brandon Blackwood, Coach’s Stuart Vevers, LUAR’s Raul Lopez, and The Row’s Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who took home the trophy.
From Demi Moore to Gwyneth Paltrow and Winnie Harlow, we couldn’t stop staring at the diamond-studded red carpet. Below, see our favorite bling to shine bright on fashion’s big night.
As usual, Anne Hathaway stole the show with blinding Bulgari jewels. The Academy Award-winning actress and host for the evening adorned natural diamond and sapphire earrings, a diamond spiral bracelet, a glistening assortment of rings, and a statement-making diamond and sapphire necklace with her denim Ralph Lauren two-piece set, styled by Erin Walsh.
Adding to her expansive resumé,Tennis pro Serena Williams accepted the Fashion Icon honor at the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards, wearing a custom black sequin Thom Browne gown, amping up the glamour with David Yurman high jewelry, including ‘Fleur de Mer’ pavé necklace in 18 karat white gold with titanium and diamonds and a dainty pair of pearl and pavé cable drop diamond earrings.
Stepping out in Marc Jacobs, model Winnie Harlow added the cherry on top of her ensemble with a Piaget diamond necklace and matching drop diamond earrings, styled by Jason Rembert.
Keeping it classic, Vanessa Hudgens walked the CFDA red carpet in a black Vera Wang strapless ballgown, and black leather opera gloves. She pulled her raven tresses back into a slicked back bun to better show off her dainty diamond Chopard earrings.
Lori Harvey stepped out in a lavish black furry coat dress from Luar’s Raul Lopez, who was nominated in two categories this year including American Womenswear Designer and Accessories Designer of the Year. To complete the look, Harvey adorned a floral diamond necklace and matching drop diamond earrings.
Accepting the Innovation Award for Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow walked the carpet in an all-black custom G. Label ensemble and De Beers diamond jewelry, featuring Snow Dance long diamond earrings, the Paris Prong Line bracelet and glittering rings, styled by Elizabeth Saltzman.
Outer Banks star Madelyn Cline adopted the Old Hollywood aesthetic for this year’s award ceremony, donning a bedazzled Oscar de la Renta strapless gown to match her dazzling Jacob & Co. diamond drop earrings, styled by Mimi Cuttrell.
Nicky Hilton Rothschild achieved a ladies-who-lunch aesthetic with her fire engine red Alice & Olivia frock, a matching red ribbon in her blonde bun, Judith Leiber Couture red crystal bow clutch, diamond bracelet, diamond earrings, and a diamond bow brooch by Briony Raymond.
Demi Moore shimmered in silver on the red carpet. The actress adorned a strapless sequined Carolina Herrera dress with Ana Khouri white diamond rings, including the Phillipa Ring and the Mirian Ring, as well as the brand’s white diamond Delphine earpiece, styled by Brad Goreski.
Supermodel Paloma Elsesser shined bright in Ana Khouri’s 5-carat white diamond earrings, a glistening large-linked chain necklace and Khouri’s diamond Noah ring.
Camille Rowe let her Ana Khouri necklace stand out against her minimalistic black The Row ensemble. The model wore an 18 karat gold necklace with a a green tourmaline pendant, drenched in an asymmetrical white diamond setting and chain.