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It Was A Night of New York Style at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Mia Wasikowska | 8th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund AwardsPhotos: Zimbio; (below)
Last night was an evening of style at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Skylight SOHO in New York City. For the eighth year, the stars and designers came out to celebrate fashion and give out awards to deserving U.S.-based designers while giving them a shot at a long career in the industry.

Among the attendees were Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Rooney Mara, and Zoe Kravitz as they arrived with the designers of their dresses for the evening, which included Prabal Gurung and Alexander Wang.

Rooney Mara, still sporting her really awkward haircut for her role in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, wore a peach silk dress by Calvin Klein. The paleness of the Spring/Summer 2012 dress blends with her skin, and then her dark lipstick is a harsh contrast. Love Rooney, but all of this combined with the haircut is just making the look so hard to take seriously. To some, it may be “artsy” — but I just can’t get into it. Rooney is also wearing CK sandals.

Amanda Seyfried selected a white feathered Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2012 dress with a black border neckline for the event. I kind of wish she had belted this one like she did at the LA premiere of “In Time” last month. I’m excited she wore shoes from the collection this time around, but I’m bummed she covered up the top of the dress with her hair out. A high ponytail would’ve been great! I loved her make-up.

Olivia Wilde wore the black version of this cutout a-line dress from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection by Cushnie et Ochs. This dress is so cool — I love CeO designs! Olivia once again wore her hair just the way I like it, but a funky pair of platform sandals would have played up the feel of the dress better than classic pumps.

Mia Wasikowska gets serious cool points for wearing such a gorgeous color, but that’s about it. While I love the shade of her Rodarte dress, I don’t think she pulled off this Spring/Summer 2012 design with flying colors. The dress felt flat on her and I’m so bored with the shoes. It’s ridiculous that she didn’t wear the embellished platform sandal from the collection.

CALVIN KLEIN | From the Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection  PRABAL GURUNG | From the Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection  CUSHNIE ET OCHS | From the Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection  RODARTE | From the Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection


Rebecca Romjin, Chloe Moretz, Liya Kebede & Zoe Kravitz | 8th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards
A lot of thought went into Rebecca Romjin‘s look last night — and it shows. I’m a tad bit obsessed with the crystal embellished bottom of her satin ruffled black mini dress from Cengiz Abazoglu‘s Summer 2011 Pret-a-Porter collection. I’m not a huge ruffle fan, but I liked the way they were used on this dress. It was feminine but not all in-your-face. The best part of all is that her shoes totally matched the look. Rebecca wore crystal embellished bow sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti. She finished off her look with jewelry from KumKum and Brumani.

Chloe Moretz is like a chameleon — she changes her look drastically every time I see her! I’m having such a hot/cold relationship with her red carpet style. I never know if I’m going to get ‘too risqué for fifteen’ or ‘too grandma for fifteen’ — but sometimes she just gets it right. Last night it was more granny than anything else. I really like her beautiful Suno kimono dress from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection, but it just was just ‘too mature’ and too big on her. I would have expected her to hem it, but I’m glad she didn’t because it would have destroyed the design. I love her shoes — also Suno — but they hit too close to the hem of the dress.

Like Olivia, model Liya Kebede also selected a look from the Spring/Summer 2012 Cushnie et Ochs collection. I was so excited to see that Liya wore the yellow blouse, skirt, and jacket ensemble — it was one of my favorite looks! I would have preferred that she wore the pumps seen on the catwalk; the darker version of her Giuseppe Zanotti sandals don’t compliment the shade of her outfit very well.

Zoe Kravitz attended the event with her friend, designer Alexander Wang in a dress from his Spring/Summer 2012 line. I love the design and cut of her dark burgundy leather mini dress — easily my favorite piece from the collection. Still waiting for those bangs to grow out, so I won’t even comment further on that. I would really like to know why she’s wearing those shoes. How do you put on that hot dress… and then put on those heavy point toe sandals? It’s just bizarre. I really wish she had worn the shoes the dress was paired with on the catwalk.

SUNO | From the Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection  CUSHNIE ET OCHS | From the Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection  ALEXANDER WANG | From the Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection
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  1. Tilda

    The only item or partial look indicative of “New York” Style at that event was first and foremost Rooney’s lipstick and her CK look second. I wasn’t too keen on the dress but apart from Liya that other lot needs to take it back to Sunset Plaza and Robertson Blvd.

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