CFDA Awards: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen win big, Johnny Depp honored as fashion icon


Fashion megastars like Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, and fashion designer Michael Kors attended Monday’s annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards (CFDA) at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Those who were honored represented the often-ignored behind-the-scenes powerhouses, makers of clothes for the “average” consumer, and the pricier, big-name designers.

Former child TV stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson, who are famous for their roles in “Full House” and “It Takes Two,” took home the biggest prize of the night. The twin sisters were selected as this year’s top womenswear designers for their collection called The Row. The previously announced style icon award went to Johnny Depp, who was on the set of “The Lone Ranger,” and couldn’t physically accept the award. The lifetime achievement award was presented to Tommy Hilfiger, whose work in the fashion world spans for more than 26 years.

For the first time in its history, the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards will be digitally broadcast on Tuesday, June 5th, on


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