These OMG Fashion Looks From the CFDA Awards Will Make Your Jaw Drop

By Alyssa Morin Nov 10, 2021 11:00 AMTags
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Every year, the biggest and brightest stars in fashion, beauty and entertainment celebrate the fun, festive and fabulous CFDA Awards. While the 2020 affair was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event is back and set to be more stylish than ever.

Why? Well, for starters Emily Blunt will be hosting the star-studded evening, which will take place in NYC on Nov. 11. "Emily is one of the most talented actresses in the world," CFDA Chairman Tom Ford raved in a press release. "The wonderful thing about Emily is that she is both kind and intelligent. I have great admiration for her, and I am so happy to have her as the host of this year's CFDA awards."

Plus, Zendaya will receive the Fashion Icon award, making the 25-year-old the youngest person to ever take home the accolade. (ICYMI, previous winners include Rihanna, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, PrincePharrell and David Bowie.)

Now, ahead of the ceremony, we're taking a walk down memory lane and looking back at some of the most OMG looks to grace the red carpet.

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Remember RiRi's drool-worthy Adam Selman design? The number, which she wore in 2014, became knowns as the "naked dress" for its sheer material that also happened to be made up of glitzy Swarovski-crystals.

A year later, Kim Kardashian famously debuted her baby bump at the 2015 ceremony, opting for an edgy and daring ensemble by Proenza Schouler. The black long-sleeve gown featured feathery shoulder sleeves, peek-a-boo material and an explosion of silver eyelet studs. As if her little black dress wasn't gasp-worthy enough, her piece caught on fire that night!

Of course, we're only scratching the surface here when it comes to memorable fashion moments. Lady GagaAshley Graham and so many others have pulled out all of the style stops for the special occasion. So, to see the most OMG looks at the CFDA Awards over the years, keep scrolling.


The blinding design forever known as the "naked dress." Rihanna literally lights up the red carpet with her Swarovski-crystal-adorned gown by Adam Selman.

Ashley Graham

The supermodel is the epitome of fashion with her eye-catching little black dress. Along with the dramatic puffed sleeves and body-hugging silhouette, Ashley gives us glamour with her matching black hat and opera length gloves.

Gabrielle Union

All that glitters is gold, and the Being Mary Jane actress' flashy and fabulous outfit is proof! From the glitzy gold blazer to the sheer, pearl-encrusted top, this number is one to remember.

Sarah Jessica Parker

This ensemble is definitely Carrie Bradshaw-approved. The actress skips the ball gown and opts for something more risqué—a beige corset top and itty-bitty black shorts at the 1999 ceremony.

Camila Mendes

Starry-eyed. The Riverdale star shines bright at the fashion affair with her mesmerizing and celestial-inspired Reem Acra dress.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga perfectly blends high-fashion and camp with her over-the-top gown and beauty lewk at the 2011 event.

Coco Rocha

Strike a pose! The supermodel brings the theatrics to the 2014 event in her black-and-white off-the-shoulder gown by Christian Siriano.

Naomi Campbell

The legendary supermodel looks absolutely breathtaking in her marigold gown, which features flirty cutouts, a long train and sexy low-back design.

Lupita Nyong'o

The Us actress makes jaws drop with her elegant and striking Jason Wu gown. The asymmetrical shoulder and thigh-high slit take this design to another level.

Lakeith Stanfield

Green with envy! The Uncut Gems actor wows on the red carpet with his silky green ensemble.

Eva Mendes

The fashion mogul and actress brings a pop of color to the red carpet at the 2007 fashion affair with her vibrant pink number and flashy gold clutch.

Issa Rae

The Insecure actress makes a fashion statement with her black embroidered belt. Her noteworthy accessory stands out even more paired with her mesmerizing midnight blue one-shoulder jumpsuit by Pyer Moss.


Let's all take a moment of silence to admire Solange's glitzy and glamorous Calvin Klein gown at the 2014 ceremony.

Elizabeth Hurley

The Royals actress sizzles in a bedazzling lavender slip dress by Versace. From the sequins floral design at the straps to the massive front slit and figure-hugging structure, Hurley swoons in a gasp-worthy piece.

Janelle Monáe

The Dirty Computer star takes the red carpet by storm with her uniquely cut pantsuit, which features a piano-like pattern. Her round sunglasses, fiery red lipstick and dazzling jewelry pieces tie the ensemble together.

Gigi Hadid

The supermodel brings the glitz and the glam to the 2015 event with her blinding jumpsuit and matching clutch.

Victoria Beckham

The fashion mogul and designer steals the show with her larger-than-life ruffled cocktail dress at the 2008 ceremony.

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls brings bright and bold fashion to the fanciful affair with her vibrant fuchsia skirt and white-hot cropped tee by Brandon Maxwell.

Kim Kardashian

The KKW Beauty founder goes for a daring and edgy lewk at the 2015 event. Making this Proenza Schouler dress memorable? Aside from its feathery sleeves and stud-encrusted design, the dress caught on fire that night!

Kerry Washington

The Scandal alum brings a splash of color to the 2013 ceremony with her daffodil-yellow gown by Jason Wu.

Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo keeps it sexy and simple for the 1998 fashion affair. She turns heads in her sparkly, sheer black slip dress that she ties together with red-hot lipstick and a sleek long bob.

Brooke Shields

The legendary supermodel leaves her ball gown at home and opts for something a little more chic: a fitted tuxedo.

Chrissy Teigen

Simple but stunning! The supermodel and cookbook author is a vision in white at the star-studded event.

Laura Harrier

The Hollywood actress oozes with glamour in her red polkadot tulle dress by Khaite. Her crimson-colored lipstick and loose curls tie it all together.

Priyanka Chopra

The Sky Is Pink actress proves a little black dress doesn't have to be boring. Her glimmery long-sleeve gown and matching platform pumps make her the center of attention at the 2017 fashion affair.

Zoe Saldaña

The Guardians of the Galaxy star opts for a timeless number with her figure-hugging gown. The nuggets of sheer material, daring cutouts and dramatic train make her dress anything but basique.


All eyes are on the "Spirit" songstress, as she lights up the room in her lemond-colored asymmetrical gown. The decorative diamond shoulder brooch and cape make this an unforgettable piece.

Blake Lively

Blake brings the retro vibes to the 2014 ceremony with her olive and blush-colored shift dress, which features a dainty scalloped hem. Her thick headband, ultra-teased curls and mod makeup complete the ensemble.

Shailene Woodley

The Big Little Lies actress stuns in a one-of-a-kind blazer dress—the slit and shoulder cut-out add edge to the design. What's more? Her bold red-orange eyeliner make her stand out from the crowd.


The songstress looks like a ray of sunshine with her bright and bold yellow dress. Of course, her matching drop-earrings and platform pumps are a chef's kiss!

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