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The CFDA Fashion Awards 2013

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Fashion's high and mighty have gathered in New York for the CFDA Awards, the industry's equivalent of the Oscars.

Highlights included Hillary Clinton presenting Oscar de la Renta with the prestigious Founder's Award and Proenza Schouler taking the coveted honour of Womenswear Designer of the Year.

Now for the really important bit - what the attendees wore. See their red carpet attire, from Linda Evangelista's de la Renta homage to Adriana Lima's stunning Givenchy creation in the gallery below.

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Words: Anna Pollitt. Images: Rex Features

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    Karlie Kloss is statuesque in a plunging navy gown by rising fashion label Cushnie et Ochs.

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    Zac Posen gives Juliette Lewis a twirl. Her uncharacteristically feminine frock is made, of course, by her date for the evening.

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    Kerry Washington makes a statement in a stunning yellow duchess-satin gown from Jason Wu's Resort 2014 Collection.

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    Fashion legend Linda Evangelista makes a grand entrance in a breathtaking strapless gown by Oscar de la Renta - the night's biggest honouree.

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    Well played Miranda Kerr - she's opted for Proenza Schouler, the recipient of the coveted Womenswear Designer of the Year award.

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    Jessica Chastain is in a custom Givenchy creation - she presented this year's International Award to Riccardo Tisci, the design house's creative director.

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    Karolina Kurkova and Cody Horn are all about the shimmer and shine...

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    As is Nicole Richie, who has opted for a metallic gold halter dress from Marc Jacobs' Autumn/Winter 2013 collection.

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    Sofia Vergara is gorgeous in green Hervé L Leroux Couture.

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    Oscar de la Renta pointed out last week that Anna Wintour wears Chanel to every event and here she is, living up to his expectations. She's teamed her classic tweed with a full floral skirt.

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    Alessandra Ambrosio is all glamour in a one shoulder white gown by KaufmanFranco.

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    The new face of Calvin Klein, Rooney Mara keeps it classic with a black laser cut dress by the designer.

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    CFDA President and wrap dress genius Diane von Furstenberg opts for a white flapper-inspired number with cut-out detailing.

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    We're into this black and white asymmetrical Helmut Lang gown, worn to by awards attendee Hilary Rhoda.

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    Fashion designer Rachel Roy breaks up the sea of gowns with a white leather and cream jumpsuit from her own collection.

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    Girls star Jemima Kirke is sultry and bohemian in a sheer floaty gown and layered necklaces, teamed with a messy half-up, half-down 'do.

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    Jessica Stam pulls off a stunning yellow peplum creation by Rebecca Minkoff.

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    Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel gives off a summer vibe in an ivory silk satin hand-draped dress by Prabal Gurung.

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    Model Erin Wasson does justice to a tricky geometric white gown with sheer panels.

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    It's a sharp blue suit and a very natty pair of shoes for Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens.

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    True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld is only 16, but she knows how to own a custom Suno gown.

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    Understated but ever so edgy - it's model and actress Dree Hemingway.

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    "There's a fashion award event you say?"

    Milliner Rod Keenan and brand consultant Michelle Harper have put serious sartorial effort into this year's event.

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    It's brave, bold and beautiful - meet Adriana Lima's Givenchy gown.

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    Ashely Olsen skipped out of this year's awards but her younger sister Elizabeth took her place in a black dress by The Row. Mary-Kate is also in black - a vintage gown Issey Mikyake.

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    There's no chance of missing Betsey and Lulu Johnson in these eye-catching designs.

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    Olivia Palermo is flapper fabulous in Dennis Basso.

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    Donna Karan keeps it sleek in a white off-the-shoulder number and high ponytail.

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    Ireland Baldwin, Alec's Baldwin and Kim Basinger's 17-year- old daughter, is already showing her Hollywood star credentials in this scarlet David Meister Signature dress.

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    Michael Kors keeps the shades on for a cosy-up with Karolina Kurkova.