Pat McGrath honoured with Founder's Award at the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards

Pat McGrath is the first ever makeup artist to receive the award

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 6 Jun 2017

2017 CFDA winners
Photo: Kevin Tachman for Swarovski

Makeup guru Pat McGrath has made history as she became the first ever makeup artist to receive the Eleanor Lambert Founder's Award at the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards!

"This wonderful acknowledgement, especially since it struck like lightning in such a big year for the brand was a sign that let me know I must continue pushing the boundaries of the possible, playing with societal perceptions of beauty while celebrating diversity and individuality," Pat told The Cut.

The awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, wrapped up at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York earlier this morning. Designers, style icons, models and celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Priyanka Chopra and Kerry Washington made up the guest list.

Fellow honouree Raf Simons of Calvin Klein also made history as he was awarded with both Menswear and Womenswear Designer of the Year. This makes Simons the second designer at the brand to have won both awards in the same year since Calvin Klein's double win in 1993. What an amazing coincidence!

Raf Simons with his two trophies of the night. (Photo: Kevin Tachman for Swarovski)

Congratulations, everyone! See below for the full list of winners.

Swarovski Award for Positive Change
Kenneth Cole

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Rick Owens

Founder's Award
Pat McGrath

International Award
Demna Gvasalia, Vetements, and Balenciaga

Board of Director's Tribute
Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monáe

Fashion Icon Award
Franca Sozzani

Menswear Designer of the Year
Raf Simons, Calvin Klein

Womenswear Designer of the Year
Raf Simons, Calvin Klein

Accessory Designer of the Year
Stuart Vevers, Coach

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent
Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim, Monse

Related: The 2017 CDFA awards nominees have been announced
Related: 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards: red carpet


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