Big Wins at CFDA Fashion Awards, Emily Ratajkowski’s Buys Herself Back and more of the news you missed

And the CFDA winner is…
New York Fashion Week came and went this week but starting off the event was the CFDA Fashion Awards that was rolled out virtually this year. Via pre-recorded video on online platform Runway360, CFDA chairman Tom Ford announced the winners of this year’s ceremony in American womenswear, menswear, accessories, emerging talent, and global design. Who snagged the six awards? Gabriela Hearst won American womenswear designer of the year, Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss took home American Menswear, Christopher John Rogers won emerging designer, the indisputable king of the bag Telfar Clemens took accesorries designer for Telfar, and Kim Jones for Dior Men and Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino took home Global Men’s and Women’s Designer of the Year respectively. [HARPER’S]

Emily Ratajkowski Pens Essay Accusing Photographer Jonathan Leder
Model Emily Ratajkowski penned a story published in The Cut and New York Magazine writing about an incident where she describes photographer Jonathan Leder acting improperly on an editorial job then, years later, using the photos for three books, published without her consent. “I don’t remember kissing, but I do remember his fingers suddenly being inside of me. Harder and harder and pushing and pushing like no one had touched me before or has touched me since. I could feel the shape of myself and my ridges, and it really, really hurt.” In the essay on how models are powerless in owning their image titled Buying Myself Back: When Does a Model Own Her Own Image? Ratajkowski also mentions how she was sued for $150,000 by a paparazzo for posting her own likeness to her Instagram and that artist Richard Prince used her Instagram photo without her permission in an artwork that sold for $80,000. [THE CUT]

Nicole Phelps Appointed Global Director of Global Vogue Runway
If you’ve been on Vogue Runway this week there’s been a revamp as the site newly serves as the single digital destination for all fashion show coverage. It will be converging all coverage of fashion shows worldwide, consolidating 12 distinct fashion show sites into one hub. In the expanded new role Phelps continues to report to Anna Wintour and will connect with all Vogue’s editors-in-chief to create a unified editorial platform and fashion resource. [FWD]

In Vogue: The 1990 is Vogue’s New Podcast
A little nostalgia won’t hurt anyone as far as Vogue is concerned. The magazine has also launched a new podcast, In Vogue: The 1990, to commemorate the era when budgets were high and supermodels reigned supreme. Longtime editor Hamish Bowles hosts the series and the first episode entitled, “The Rise of the Supermodels” has guests Victoria Beckham, Garren, Tonne Goodman, and stylist Camilla Nickerson. [VOGUE]

Raf Simons Launching Womenswear
On top of new duties at Prada this season, Raf Simons will be launching womenswear for the Spring/Summer 2021 season. Simons, no stranger to womenswear with stints at Jil Sander, Dior, and Calvin Klein, has recreated a few of his menswear pieces for women but never a stand-alone, eponymous line. Set to be revealed on October 23rd in a yet-to-be-confirmed format, the new collection will be displayed with his menswear. [HYPEBEAST]

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