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CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Tea & Runway Show

The annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund show was presented by Kate Spade New York at the Chateau Marmont with James Corden hosting a show all about Carnival, performance and dance.

The 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund class

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Tom Ford looked chic as always with Anna Wintour in black and white printed Altuzarra.

Tracee Ellis Ross is oh so chic in lovely blue Prabal Gurung SS18. Miss Ross never disappoints baring just a little toned midriff and giving much welcomed popping red lip and shoe.

Serayah looked amazing in electric yellow RS18 Simon Miller long, sleeveless dress. This girl is serving bawdy! GORG!

Zendaya!! This look is the ultimate! My girl is wearing a chic peach, sheer ruffle top and Teresa Helbig AW16 gold striped, cropped trousers with dark green suede pumps. Her swoop and flipped hair take this retro vibe over the top!! LOVE!!

Jaime King wore gingham and green Monse RS18 pants and sweater. The look just felt sloppy. I am not sure if it is too large for her or if the look just doesn’t work.

Zoe Lister-Jones wore an emerald and white print Monse PF17 handkerchief dress.  Cute…

Lake Bell looked mortified in this Rosie Assoulin RS18 number. I can’t say I understand this look and I am thinking she was feeling that way at this point. Where those white Via Spiga boots came in, I am not sure but it just didn’t come together for me.

Nikki Reed wore an Emporio Armani SS17 red and gold detail suit. This look was cute however the slouchiness of the fabric made this look a little drab however, I loved her metallic shoe and GORG wavy hair. Nikki is so pretty she can get away with almost anything!

Selma Blair was so pretty in a red and blue floral Carolina Herrera RS18 dress. I didn’t get the red velvet shoe with this look though they were very pretty shoes. Selma’s hair however was over the top AMAZE! the color and smooth swoop was right on point.

Julia Carey (with James Corden) was baby bump cuteness in a Brock Collection SS18 lace and floral print slip dress. I love this look! I would have loved to have seen the pretty lace overlay on this dress but considering the bump, it’s ok!

Ruby Rose showed skin as she likes to do in a Victoria Beckham SS17 navy suit and bralette. I love Ruby Rose but she is SO slim, I mean I can see her ribs. I just wish this girl would put on a few pounds for a healthier look.

Sylvia Hoeks looked amazing in white a Carmen March AW17 structured, long sleeve, mini dress with black booties.

Teyana Taylor looks so cute in a black, latex Chromat dress during the day no less. Her pixie cut is so perfect for her and I love the pop of red sandals. Now this is how you bring latex to the day!

Jhené Aiko was her flawless self in tiered floral Chris Gelinas. I always lover her eclectic and effortless style. This look was made for a chic tea!

Dyne’s pop-locking dancers sported VR glasses and smart gloves to highlight his fitted, functional sportswear; Victor Glemaud’s stilt-walking, ribbon-swirling acrobats gave his understated knitwear an eye-catching platform; and Telfar’s vogueing models drew attention to the construction and cut of his pieces with their angled poses. “Dance off!” shouted Frankie Rayder as the models passed in front of her.

There were also a few nods to the silver screen in the show—evident in both Vaquera’s slinky vanity credit-card dress (referencing the iconic Hollywood sign and cult movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) and sunglass designer Ahlem’s ’50s starlets, who were papped by photographers as they walked the runway with their bodyguards. RtA’s L.A. club kids, on the other hand, looked like regulars at the Chateau bar in the local uniform of leather, sequins, and ripped denim. Clever creative touches came in the form of jeweler Jordan Askill’s ring-bearing flower girl carrying a green velvet cushion, and Mateo New York’s living works of art, who held frames up to their faces to show off their Calder-like earrings. Chromat’s avant-garde scuba girls had the easiest gig of the day, as they paraded around the pool in their body-con swimwear pieces, while Sandy Liang’s models bravely walked out in shearling-lined jackets and boots accompanied by jewelry designer and 2008 Fashion Fund finalist Irene Neuwirth’s labradoodle Teddy, eliciting coos from model siblings Kaia and Presley Gerber.

As the models and designers took their final turns on the runway to hoots and applause, the sense of achievement was palpable. “To see my product come to life on the runway and see their interpretation of my collection was a dream come true,” said Dyne designer Christopher Bevans. “I am beyond inspired.” (



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