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CFDA Awards Keep It Fashionable

Posted Tuesday June 5, 2007 6:21 PM GMT

It was a big night for the fashion world, as the Council of Fashion Designers of America hit New York City. Elisha Cuthbert, Eva Mendes and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were among the celebs in attendance. Some say it could be called the Oscar Awards for the fashion world.

The New York Public Library was the setting for the event. Ocean’s Thirteen’s Ellen Barkin was the host of the evening, arriving just in time to start the show.

Ralph Lauren won the first American Fashion Legend Award, and as a bonus, was presented the award by Oprah Winfrey. And apparently Oprah is a big Ralph Lauren fan. "He's everything we all want to be. He's the definition of cool with style, elegance and a sense of conscience."

In the womenswear department, the competition was fierce. Names like Oscar de la Renta, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough for Proenza Schouler and Marc Jacobs were all up for honors. The menswear roster included Steven Cox and Daniel Silver for Duckie Brown, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Italo Zucchelli.

According to USA Today, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen also made bold moves by wearing dresses they designed. Ashley was wearing a black gown from their label, The Row. "It's one of my own designs. It's elegant and sophisticated." Her sister arrived sporting a cream-colored dress from their other collection, Elizabeth and James. "We made it in 24 hours," said Mary-Kate, who was jittery about presenting. "I can't think right now. I'm very nervous."

Enjoy the pictures of the girls at the CFDA Awards last night (June 4)!