These Were The Most Dazzling Looks On The CFDA Awards Red Carpet

A magical night of fashion.

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by Natalie Hammond |

At yesterday's CFDA Awards, it's fair to say the stars brought it, providing one of the most interesting (and fun!) red carpet line-ups of 2021. First up, the shades. Drew Barrymore in yellow! Zendaya in scarlet! Emily Blunt in tangerine! It was a bold parade of bright colours (see also, Meghan Markle at last night's Salute to Freedom Gala) that was a shot in the arm to all the fashion people still wearing top-to-toe black. Having said that, there were several cases made for wearing exactly that - and very convincing they were, too.

Squid Game's HoYeon Jung arrived in a draped black dress by Louis Vuitton, a partnership that is already proving fruitful in the fashion stakes. Precious Lee hotted up her black blazer dress with a pair of (kinky) red boots. Ashley Olsen, the goddess of stealth wealth minimalism herself, arrived in her signature uniform of a floor-skimming black coat and black boots.

Elsewhere, Kid Cudi looked like he was ready to tie the knot in a white lace gown and veil by Eli Russell Linnetz. Paloma Elsesser wore an amazing selection of cocktail rings over a gloved cardigan (a great idea for winter parties, no?);Anya Taylor-Joy did jaunty in a itsy-bitsy skirt suit from Oscar de la Renta. Keep scrolling for all our favourite looks from fashion's biggest night.

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SEE: The Most Dazzling Looks At This Year's CFDA Awards

Drew Barrymore
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Drew Barrymore wore this 'yellow sunshine joy' gown by Christian Siriano. Love.

Eva Chen
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The queen of Instagram, Eva Chen, wore this pleated shirt dress with a point of difference by Peter Do.

HoYeon Jung
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The Squid Game star wore this directional dress from Louis Vuitton.

Precious Lee
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Supermodel Precious Lee had a kinky boots moment on the red carpet.

Emily Blunt
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Emily Blunt opted for tangerine power tailoring.

Ashley Olsen
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Ashley Olsen was minus her perennial plus one, but plus the minimalist coat of dreams from The Row.

Kid Cudi
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Kid Cudi was the blushing bride in Eli Russell Linnetz.

Eva Mock
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Gossip Girl's Evan Mock put a cool new spin on double denim.

Cara Delevingne
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A fresh take on the classic tux, this time courtesy of Cara Delevingne.

Zendaya
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Stop press! Zendaya, in custom-made Vera Wang, is a law unto herself.

Zazie Beetz
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One of our favourite red carpet risk-takers, Zazie Beetz didn't disappoint.

Paloma Elsesser
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Paloma Elsesser's directional take on occasionwear - note the cocktail rings over the gloved hands! - was another favourite of the night.

Iman
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Iman's chic black gown was a 'wow' moment.

Anya Taylor-Joy
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Anya Taylor-Joy loves jaunty, as demonstrated by this violet skirt suit from Oscar de la Renta.

Ciara
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Ciara proved that the little black dress still has legs.

Emily Ratajkowski
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This look is giving us school uniform vibes - in a good way.

Beverly Johnson
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This swooshing white gown was stunning on Beverly Johnson.

Aurora James
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Aurora James, winner of the CFDA Founders' Award, wore the ultimate party dress.

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