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The 2012 CFDA Awards

Alice Tully Hall. June 4, 2012. By Jenni Avins

Heather, is this your first time being Nicole’s date for an event? “No, we’ve been dating a while. We’re in a relationship now.” —HEATHER GRAHAM AND NICOLE MILLER

ANNA WINTOUR

Have you ever won any weird prizes or awards? “Not yet. But if there was a very peculiar award that captured me, I would love it.” Like what? “Like ‘Most OCD But Worth It’ or ‘Kindest PMSer’ — not. I’m so not.” —ZOE SALDANA

MARC JACOBS

JESSICA CHASTAIN

What’s the CFDA’s selection process like for the special awards? Is there a war room? “Yes, it’s the board of directors, and we debate. It is a little bit like a war room. It’s the one meeting Ralph Lauren never misses, and he is very much the emperor. So he’s the one to flirt with if you want an award.” —DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

MARY-KATE AND ASHLEY OLSEN

JESSICA PARé

Do you guys have a buddy system for staying together? “Yup, we have a bird-call thing going on.” —ZOSIA MAMET “Ke-kaw! Ke-kaw!” —CYNTHIA ROWLEY

MATT BOMER

ELETTRA WIEDEMANN AND RACHEL ROY

Have you ever won any weird prizes or awards? “No, but I did have an ice-cream flavor named after me at Scoop DeVille in Philadelphia. I went to University of Pennsylvania, and when I graduated, they created a flavor for me called Monique’s Malt Madness. It’s a mix of chocolate or vanilla ice cream with some malt and Rice Krispies.” —MONIQUE PEAN

JACK MCCOLLOUGH, DAKOTA FANNING, AND LAZARO HERNANDEZ

PAMELA LOVE

Any advice for the winners tonight? “Yeah, I told Scott [Schuman] and Garance [Doré] to whoop it up. And I told her to wear comfortable shoes, because she’s going to be standing all night.” —TERI AGINS

LULU AND BETSEY JOHNSON

KAREN ELSON

What’s the actual voting process like? Do you do it with paper ballots? “The nominating has been done electronically for a number of years, but this is the first year that we did the final voting strictly electronically. We worked with Ernst & Young so that we were honest, and Diane and I can’t just pick our favorites.” —STEVEN KOLB

CHRIS PETERS, DREE HEMINGWAY, AND SHANE GABIER

BRAD GORESKI AND DEBORAH LLOYD

Was it really a total coincidence that both Rei Kawakubo and Johnny Depp asked you to accept their awards tonight? “Yes. Rei called me first, and then Johnny wrote me and asked. And I said, ‘You’re not going to believe this, but Rei already called me. I’m sure I can’t.’ And then they said I could do both, so I’m so happy!” —JOHN WATERS

SELITA EBANKS

HILARY RHODA

Alison, it looks like Eddie sent you a lot of jewelry. “I sent too much. I got obnoxious.” —EDDIE BORGO “There’s a pile on my bed that’s enormous. It was, like, an Easter-egg basket full.” —ALISON MOSSHART

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