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Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards 2009

Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. June 15, 2009. By Jada Yuan

Will you carry around your CFDA award to all the after-parties? “We dropped it off at the hotel. We didn’t want to lose it. And it’s so heavy! If we carried it around all night, we wouldn’t be able to lift our arms tomorrow.” —Laura Mulleavy, with Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte

Bradley Cooper & Italo Zucchelli

Whom are you excited to tell about your win for womenswear? “My friends don’t work in fashion. Some of them know what I do, but a lot of the ones I went to school with didn’t even know about this awards show tonight. So now I can actually tell them.” —Alexander Wang

Ralph Lauren

Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough of Proenza Schouler, with Daphne Guinness

Congrats on your win for menswear. What will you do with your award? “Arm curls! No. I always had a weird thing. This is my third time being nominated. I didn’t expect to win.” —Tim Hamilton

Anna Sui

Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders

Congrats on your win for accessory design. How will you celebrate? “I’m not a big drinker. I’ve always missed out on that in this industry. I will grab a couple of my friends and go party-hopping. After almost eight months of being depressed in this industry, it’s nice to go out and have a night to celebrate.” —Justin Giunta

Claire Danes & Narciso Rodriguez

Ashley Olsen

What item should people avoid in the summer? “I wasn’t prepared for such a hard question. I’m not into fashion right now.” How is that possible? “I didn’t say that! Erase, erase, erase! I’m designing for spring 2010. We’re always two seasons ahead in our thought process. I didn’t even know it was summer.” —Donna Karan

Heidi Klum

Albertus Swanepoel

The editor of British Vogue said clothes are made too small. Do you agree? “I choose to show clothes on girls that I think look great, and it’s not a question of how skinny they are. Somebody is always going to be a little bit upset with my choices, perhaps, but that’s the way it is.” —Marc Jacobs

Vera Wang

Michael Kors

You’re taking all of your own pictures tonight. Do you put them on Facebook? “I do, but I also have my website and I e-mail to friends. It makes me feel less of a fool.” —Diane Von Furstenberg

Anna Wintour

Richard Chai

What’s the funniest thing about fashion? “Men’s fashion. There’s always some poor bastard who has to wear the skirt at the end of the show.” —Tracy Ullman

Thakoon Panichgul

Esteban Cortazar

Are you into fashion? “I’m not. I just came from the show. I’m still wearing makeup, which isn’t usually my thing. Now I just look greasy.” —Jimmy Fallon

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld

Kerry Washington & Doo-Ri Chung

Is pink your favorite color? “Normally I don’t like to wear pink, but this is really cool. It’s a rougher, edgier pink. And pairing it with black Lorraine Schwartz jewels made it a little rough.” —Blake Lively

Phillip Lim

Vivienne Tam & Emmanuelle Chriqui

You came with the Rodarte designers tonight. How did you react when they won? “I cried, of course! A little bit—I was worried I’d have black streaks all over my face.” —Kirsten Dunst

Nadja Swarovski

Yigal Azrouël & Behati Prinsloo

What's the worst summer-fashion faux pas? “If you’re not a size 0, please don’t expose your belly. I’m a size 2 and I would not.” —Diane Kruger, with Jason Wu

Edward Nardoza

Jim Moore

Why do you think the threesome featured in a Calvin Klein Jeans billboard in Soho is scandalizing tourists? “I think it’s great for the tourists. They see that and walk right into our store. I think tourists have great sensibility. That’s why they’re tourists. They’re voyeurs.” —Francisco Costa, Calvin Klein womenswear designer

Betsey Johnson

Peter Som

Have you heard about naked people having sex in the windows of the Standard? “If you look on the Internet, it seems pretty obvious that a lot of people like to look at naked people fucking. I was on Perez Hilton all day.” —Zac Posen

Rachel Zoe

Hana Soukupova

What’s your least favorite summer fashion? “I’m still not sure what men should be wearing on their feet in summer. For a while they wore sandals that were like hiking sandals. Why would you wear them in the city? That’s the mystery.” —Bernadette Peters

Zoe Saldana

Coco Rocha

You and Tracy Ullman were talking for an hour. Are you doing a movie together? “No, we mostly talked about how much our feet hurt. We took our shoes off and walked around Lincoln Center barefoot for a while.” —Mamie Gummer

Agyness Deyn

Hilary Rhoda

Do you believe in the trend of not wearing pants? “I think only Lady Gaga can pull it off. I always wear pants.” —Michelle Trachtenberg

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