cfda 2016

Swarovski Threw a Carnival-Themed Party

The Swarovski Award nominees.
The Swarovski Award nominees.

Last night, at a Swarovski-sponsored party, CFDA Award nominees got to ask a fortune teller to predict their chances of winning. Despite this sounding like the perfect premise for a fashion cat fight, the evening did not end in any brawls.

The womenswear, menswear, and accessory-design nominees gathered at 100 Barclay. Each designer made a custom crystal pennant that was then placed on a giant pinwheel, continuing the circus motif. Each pennant reflected the designer or brand’s personal style, from a 25,000-crystal Gigi Hadid by Brandon Maxwell to a horse-hair pennant by Ryan Roche.

The Swarovski Award 2016 nominees are Brandon Maxwell; Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse; Ryan Roche; John Elliott; Rio Uribe for Gypsy Sport; Alex Orley, Matthew Orley, and Samantha Orley for Orley; Aurora James for Brother Vellies; Gigi Burris; and Paul Andrew. Click ahead to see their custom pennants.

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Photo: Billy Farrell/BFA

Pennant by Paul Andrew.

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Pennants by Gigi Burris, Rio Uribe for Gypsy Sport and Paul Andrew.

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Pennant by Orley.

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Pennant by Ryan Roche.

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Pennant by Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse.

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Pennant by Gigi Burris.

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Pennant by Aurora James for Brother Vellies.

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The 2016 CFDA Award Swarovski Award nominees.

Swarovski Threw a Carnival-Themed Party