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CFDA Awards: The Color Combo of the Night Is Silver and Black

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From left: Jessica Chastain, Norma Kamali and Kirsten Dunst

From Jessica Chastain to Alexander Skarsgard to Tilda Swinton, stars shone in the glamorous two-tone palette.

With the exception of a few vibrant pops of orange and pink (thanks in part to the magenta carpet outside NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom), the fashion lineup at the CFDA Awards on Monday night was fairly muted. There were, however, quite a few metallic pops. Ultimately, the favored color combination seemed to be black and silver.

Jessica Chastain looked elegant and glamorous as she stepped out with footwear designer Paul Andrew in a strapless high-low gown made in a brocade-like fabric richly embroidered with a metallic silver leaf design. Although she was a vision in mostly silver, Kirsten Dunst’s feminine intricately textured frock featured a bundle of draped black chiffon on the skirt.


LUXE LOOKS: From left: Tilda Swinton, Gabrielle Union and Adriana Lima. (Photos: Getty Images)

Supermodel Adriana Lima, meanwhile, showed up in a heavily embellished silvery jacket with strong shoulders, paired with wide black velvet pants. Likewise, Gabrielle Union’s striped optical illusion gown featured the killer combo. Award presenter Alexander Skarsgard went for a subtly flashy look thanks to a tuxedo jacket that blended a black collar with metallic spots. And Jason Derulo accented his black suit with a simple platinum bowtie.


METAL MEN: Alexander Skarsgard (left) and Jason Derulo. (Photos: Getty Images)

The black pants featuring red tuxedo stripes and embellished metallic top with strong, structured shoulders worn by the incomparable Tilda Swinton was a relatively subtle look for her, but kept up with the evening’s palette. Not so mellow: Norma Kamali’s dress. The evening’s Geoffrey Beane Lifetime Achievement Award honoree turned up in a fitted long-sleeve dress covered with silver studs in a pattern that seemed inspired by a woman’s body. It seems only fitting for the celebration.  

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