Posh Bursts With Joy At The CFDA Fashion Awards

Holy mother of God. Notice how extremely surprised and delighted Nate Berkus is that he was lucky enough to witness this feat of nature: Victoria Beckham cracking a smile. It’s like catching a glimpse of the solar eclipse, or a shooting star, or a model eating a hamburger. The Marc Jacobs muse hauled her toned, tanned carcass to the Council of Fashion Designer America awards to represent for her boy at the most prestigious awards in the fashion industry.

Eva Mendes was dressed in simple white Calvin Klein gown, showing solidarity with her favorite designer for Francisco Costa and Maggie Gyllenhaal showed up sheer checkerboard pattern top by Proenza Schouler. I don’t get how the majority of actresses whose thing it is to flaunt convention and be “edgy” end up dressing like old ladies nine times out of ten.

I’m kind of loving Ashley Olsen’s androgynous tuxedo suit. She looks like sexy little elf in that ensemble. OK, but back to the event. Tom Ford won for menswear designer of the year, Carolina Herrera took home a lifetime achievement award and Francisco Costa was awarded the prize for best womenswear designer. Now that’s fashion!

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39 more photos from the 2008 CFDA Awards featuring Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs, Sean Combs, Eva Mendes, Ashley Olsen, Kim Cattrall, Amy Poehler, Famke Janssen, Zac Posen, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tony Parker, Eva Longoria, Tina Fey, Jason Lewis, Tom Ford, Mandy Moore, Lil’ Kim, Isaac Mizrahi, LL Cool J, Karolina Kurkova, Carol Alt, Sean Avery and Jill Hennessy are after the jump.

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