Last night was a big night for fashion: the 2017 CFDA Awards drew New York City's best-dressed into the Hammerstein Ballroom to honor the minds that have shaped the year's fashion. Raf Simons made history as the second designer ever, and the first since 1993, to take home Designer of the Year in both menswear and womenswear categories.
Simons won the awards in his first year as Creative Director of Calvin Klein, and, fittingly, the previous person to win both was Klein himself, 23 years ago.
"I--we--came to America because America, and you, its people, are inspiring to me... are inspiring to us," Simons said while accepting the first of his awards, for Menswear. "If this means we can do something back, and we can inspire, then we are more than happy at Calvin Klein, and thankful at Calvin Klein. It feels like a big welcome."
Simons has been in his post at the iconic brand for under a year, but already done much to rejuvenate the label's image. He unveiled a new logo in February and had an incredible Americana-inspired runway show for his New York Fashion week debut. Here are some of our favorite looks from that ready-to-wear line: