5 Fabulous Jewelry Looks From the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

Beautiful clothes were in the spotlight at Monday night’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards gala in Brooklyn, N.Y.—but there was plenty of great jewelry to ogle at the high-profile fashion event, too.

The gala, which celebrates emerging designers handpicked by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (the CFDA), crowned a new prince of fashion Monday: designer Kerby Jean-Raymond, founder of the provocative Pyer Moss brand.

Jean-Raymond—whose thought-provoking collections have called out social injustices, gun violence, racism, and police violence—took home the top prize, which comes packaged with a $400,000 purse and mentorships with top fashion designers.

Pyer Moss’s inclusive DNA, which embraces body, age, gender, and racial diversity, made for invigorating fashion-watching Monday night. It wasn’t so long ago that the event’s red carpet felt like a baggage carrier ushering in white, size-2 models almost exclusively.

But on Monday night, Vogue and the CFDA showed that they’re receiving the messages both consumers and brands are broadcasting: diversity and inclusivity aren’t fashion trends—they’re the future of fashion.

The event’s focus is clothes, but what are great clothes without killer jewels? (The CFDA Awards, a separate annual event, honors jewelry and accessories.) Gala attendees didn’t disappoint there. Here are five not-to-be-missed jewelry moments from the event.

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Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Leon, wins our award for most offbeat accessory of the evening: a pair of long, silver-tone earrings dangling tiny white coin purses. Yes, actual coin purses! She also wore a silver (or white gold or platinum) necklace bearing the initial “L.”


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Model Ebonee Davis wore a stunning Pyer Moss purple jumpsuit from  designer Kerby Jean-Raymond—paired with thin-but-huge hoop earrings dripping a single pearl.


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Actress Logan Browning also wore Pyer Moss, and what looks to be (this is unconfirmed) a pair of Annie Costello Brown geometric gold earrings.

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Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour paired her boldly printed floral dress with reams of gold, pearl, and crystal (maybe diamond??) necklaces.


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Model Dree Hemingway came festooned in delicate, small gold hoop earrings and layered gold necklaces—the casual-feeling jewelry was a bold choice for such a high-profile event, but it absolutely worked.

Top: Lourdes Leon in earrings that feature tiny coin purses (photo courtesy of Pyer Moss)

JCK Magazine Editor