"It's short and sexy and summery!"Emmanuelle Chriqui explained of why she chose her lemon yellow David Meister look, which she paired with a Kelly Locke clutch and Ippolita hoop earrings.
Miranda Kerr arrived on the arm ofMichael Kors in his design. "It's actually two pieces, a bodysuit and a wrap sarong," the Australian model explained. "His whole collection was inspired by Australia, so it's almost like wearing a swimsuit and a towel, which I love!"
The 24-year-old actress wore head to toe Michael Kors designs.
Actress Judith Light arrived to the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards dressed by Pamella Roland. The lime green dress was a definite stand-out at the event.
Naomi, 42, wore a custom Calvin Klein Collection gold embroidered silk dress.
The 33-year-old actress wore a printed silk dress, belt, shoes, and clutch all by Proenza Schouler. She finished off her look with Fred Leighton jewelry.
Amber Heard went ladylike in a cream-hued Cynthia Rowley dress with black lace embellishments. Her clear yellow plastic belt added an unexpected splash of color, and she chose a pair of gold crushed velvet Cynthia Rowley heels to finish off the look.
Marcia, 49, sparkled in a Pamella Roland blue sequined halter jumpsuit.
Alessandra Ambrosio in Prabal Gurung
Gerard Butler in John Varvatos.
Leigh Lezark attended the gala withHelmut Lang creative directors Nicole and Michael Colovos in an asymmetrical-hem mustard dress by the label.
Angela Bellotte wore a Sherri Hill goddess inspired gown.
The “90210″ actress opted for a Rebecca Taylor bustier with black pants.
Jessica Alba brings her baby bump to the purple carpet wearing a custom DVF two-toned gown with Fallon jewelry.
Ashley Olsen (L) and Mary-Kate Olsen
Kerry Washington went short and sweet in a sleeveless white baby doll dress byCalvin Klein. Feather embellishments added an unexpected twist to the frock’s hem, and chunky wooden Calvin Kleinheels with khaki straps grounded the look.
The 36-year-old actress wore a custom leather ruffle eyelet top, a cotton eyelet pencil skirt, and heels all from her own line, Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony.
Leelee Sobieski wore a head-to-toe white look by her husband, menswear designer Adam Kimmel.
Director Sofia Coppola
The Director opted to wear a Marc Jacobs Resort 2012 dress which had only been presented that morning. The white satin dress with a silver buckled belt was paired with some awesome snake-skin sandals.
Model Karolina Kurkova flew in from Istanbul for the event, and picked herDiane Von Furstenberg jumpsuit that morning. "This is it!" she said when she found the look. "It's perfect, it's fashion, it's fabulous!" She paired the dramatic look with simple, slicked-back hair, a stack of bangles, and strappy red Christian Louboutin shoes. She wore an Atelier Swarovski by Hariri and Hariri ring andAtelier Swarovski by Rodrigo Otazu cuffs and collar necklace.
Lucy Liu went for a Chantilly lace, embroidered tulle ballgown by Monique Lhuillier, which featured ostrich feathers on the skirt, and a black patent leatherSwarovski clutch.
"This is the first dress I put on," saidGossip Girl star Katie Cassidy of herBehnaz Sarafpour ivory look. "It's so summery.
The 29-year-old actress wore a Patrik Ervell tux and shirt with Prada shoes. She accessorized with a ring and white gold and diamond bracelets from Bvlgari.
Angela Martini took to the red carpet in a top and bottom revealing dress that exposed her, well, top and bottom. More technically put, the 25-year old model flashed a bit of sideboob and her Albanian lady part as she dared to bare all without panties, despite a dress slit well up to her hip.
Designer Rebecca Minkoff (L) and model Behati Prinsloo
Behati Prinsloo in Rebecca Minkoff
Tunisian model Kenza Fouratiwears a billowing maxi dress by Marc Bouwer.
Robert Rodriguez and Eniko Mihalik
The beautiful young designer opted to wear a look by other designer. Her Pamella Roland one shoulder ivory pleated gown is sensational.
Kelly wore a sheer black sparkly dress.
Designer Rachel Roy glammed it up in an iridescent ruffle-front shirtdress cinched with a matching belt. She piled on bangles by Swarovski Award for Accessory Design nominee Pamela Love, and carried a sleek white clutch.
anye West went casual-luxe in rippedBalmain jeans, a sleek white blazer,Stubbs & Wootton loafers and stacks of bracelets.
Simon Spurr designed the jacquard suit stylist Brad Goreski chose for the event. "This is from the spring/summer collection," the stylist told InStyle. "I wanted to wear a fall suit desperately, but I'm glad I didn't because it's boiling hot!"
Designer Erin Fetherston wore a dress from her brand-new Resort 2012 collection on the red carpet, posting on her Tumblr that it's her "favorite."
Marchesa designers Keren Craig andGeorgina Chapman represented their luxurious label in two of their red carpet-ready designs.
Diane Von Furstenburg
CFDA President Diane Von Furstenberg in a dress of her own design.
Anderson Cooper hosted the ceremony in a suit by Ralph Lauren.
Kathy Griffin went with a cream, floor-length Oscar de la Renta gown, which she accessorized with a metallic gold clutch.
ory Burch in her own design
Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo, in Jil Sander