Celebrities, Designers Turn Out for Fashion’s Oscar Night

The Council of Fashion Designers of America's annual awards brought fashion's elite out for a night of serious style, where Marc Jacobs and Rag & Bone were among the evening's big winners.

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NEW YORK - JUNE 07: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker (L) and designer Diane von Furstenberg attend the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on June 7, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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Sarah Jessica Parker was without a doubt the evening's most eye-catching star: The actress-turned-creative director at Halston was on hand to present a stunning tribute to Alexander McQueen, so of course, Parker chose a head-turning patterned dress by the late designer.
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In a charming move, designer Michael Kors -- who received the CFDA's Lifetime Award -- brought his mother, Joan Kors, to the ceremony, both wearing shades.
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Gwyneth Paltrow, however, was Michael Kors' most breathtaking date, wearing a stunning, asymmetrical gown that she described as being as comfortable as "a t-shirt."
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Marie Claire fashion director and "Project Runway" judge Nina Garcia arrived in a one-armed metallic sheath dress.
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The diminutive Dakota Fanning really commanded attention in her white Marchesa mini -- a piece from the Spring 2010 bridal collection.
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Street style icon Alexa Chung wore a vintage-y Marc Jacobs to the evening's event.
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Model Carmen Kass wore a shimmering gold backless gown by Michael Kors, who received the CFDA's Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Brooke Shields looked neutral and chic before presenting Kim Hastreiter with the Eugenia Shepard award.
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Alexis Bledel kept it simple, pairing her shimmering, one-shoulder outfit with a simple bun and strappy heels.
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Actress and model Molly Sims arrived in a seriously sexy black sequin minidress.
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Designer and CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg wore a swirly long sheath of her own design.
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Designer Rebecca Taylor told us she picked this midnight blue gown for Michelle Trachtenberg because she loves "jewel tones."
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Calvin Klein Menswear designer Italo Zucchelli went for an all-black suit, while designer Peter Som opted for a traditional tuxedo.
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Designer Rachel Roy arrived in a stunning jacket-meets-dress, complete with tons of little feathers.
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Twin designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen look positively petite next to model Sasha Pivovarova.
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Rachel Weisz arrived with designer Jason Wu, wearing a flowery dress of Wu's design. Wu later went on to win the Swarovski award for womenswear.
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Socialite Fabiola Beracasa opted for a double-take-inducing sheer dress by ThreeAsFour, saying she was having a "Gaga moment."
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Some of the Swarovski nominees for menswear managed to snag some dashing gentlemen as dates: Zachary Quinto accompanied Simon Spurr, while Hayden Christensen joined Richard Chai.
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Model Doutzen Kroes announced the winner of this year's popular award, which went to Ralph Lauren for the second year running.
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Whitney Port draped herself in a curve-skimming (and entirely backless) silver dress by David Meister.
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Designer Vera Wang wore a slim black ensemble of her own design, paired with a chic contrasting white necklace.
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Tory Burch wearing a moody floral dress of her own design.
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Designer Betsey Johnson and Lulu Johnson in quintessential Betsey Johnson dresses.
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Designer Phillip Lim looked laid-back and casual in a jean jacket with model Irina Lazareanu; while designer Zac Posen took the opposite approach, looking quite the dandy with model Devon Aoki.
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Donna Karan, who lost out to Alexander Wang for Womenswear Designer of the Year, glowed in a drapey gray off the shoulder gown.
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Editor-in-chief of Vogue Anna Wintour -- ever the master of ceremonies when it comes to all things American fashion -- presented Michael Kors with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.
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The evening's biggest award -- for Womenswear Designer of the Year -- went to industry favorite Marc Jacobs, who posed afterward with presenter Jessica Biel.
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All the Swarvoski award winners posed together after their respective wins: Jason Wu for womenswear, Richard Chai for menswear, and Alexander Wang for accessories.
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Designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of Rag & Bone won the award for Best Menswear.
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Alexis Bittar won Accessory Designer of the Year, while Christopher Bailey took home the International Award for his work at Burberry.
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Actress Isabella Rossellini gave a series of witty anecdotes about supermodel Iman before presenting her with the CFDA's Fashion Icon award.
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The most spectacular moment of the awards ceremony was the debut -- for the first time in public -- of Alexander McQueen's final collection for Fall 2010.
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Each piece had breathtaking details and a certain historic quality, paired with some seriously edgy hairdos.
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